Invitation to Strategy Session for Austin-Central Texas Suicide Prevention Coalition

Hello 4ABHN!

I am inviting you to participate with the Austin-Central Texas Suicide Prevention Coalition. The Coalition is planning for next year and recognizes the value you can contribute to help us organize to prevent suicide death in our community. The Executive Committee is composed of individuals from diverse organizations, such as Seton, St. David’s, Legal Aid, City of Austin Health and Human Service, various private practices and consultation firms, Austin Travis County Integral Care, University of Texas, and Emergency Medical Services.

The Coalition was initially organized by individuals in the community who had been impacted by suicide in some way. Currently, we are comprised mostly of individuals representing local organizations. It is important to us to have a combination of both community members as well as professionals working to eliminate suicide in the Austin-Central Texas area. The Coalition's past goals have focused on education within the Austin community, developing and implementing effective assessment and response practices within local organizations in addition to providing support to families and community members affected by suicide.

This past year, we focused mainly on providing training and education related to suicide and its effect on certain populations. Our plan is to continue providing education as well as reaching out to community at high risk for suicide. However, the Coalition recognizes there is so much more we can do with your participation and support.

On October 20th, from 12:00n to 1:30p, please join us at Austin Travis County Integral Care’s Large Training Room to expand our goals and strategically plan efforts that directly benefit the Austin community. The entrance to the Large Training Room is located at 1700 S. Lamar in the back of the building. Lunch and tea will be provided. We appreciate all you currently do and would be delighted to have your involvement with the Coalition.

Please reply to charlottescaples@gmail.com to confirm your attendance by October 18th. Thank you again and we look forward to working with you!

Charlotte S. Caples On behalf of Austin-Central Texas Suicide Prevention Coalition