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Trauma and Suicide: Breaking the Link

When: June 18-19 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Centennial Hall Juneau, Alaska
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Sponsored by: Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Division of Behavioral Health Prevention Services.
Topics Covered: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Resiliency, Suicide Prevention, Historical & Intergenerational Trauma, Collective Community Impact

CEUs Offered (Pending) Catered by Abby's Door Prizes Space Limited

The Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition is an active coalition of mental health care providers, educators, elected officials, clergy, law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, residents, community groups, and others working together to maintain community-wide suicide awareness in Juneau. The Coalition is an all-volunteer group. Membership, involvement, and participation is open to all residents, community groups, or others with a concern about suicide in Juneau.

To see what events, trainings, and workshops are going on around the state visit

Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition 2015 Needs Assessment
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Preventing Suicide With A 'Contagion Of Strength'
A suicide prevention program trains middle and high school students as peer mentors shaping school culture and behavior around pillars of support. Read More...

KINY Radio Interviews
The Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition's Gayle Trivette, Bill Martin, Hilary Young, and a few Sources of Strength students gave a couple a great interviews on Juneau's KINY Radio in September to promote some of our recent efforts.

Part 1

Part 2

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Books recommended by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Available now at the Juneau Public Library

Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families after a Suicide
Beverly Cobain and Jean Larch, Hazelden Foundation, 2006.

Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One
Ann Smolin and John Guinan, Simon and Schuster, 1993

Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide
Christopher Lukas and Henry Seiden, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007.

Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss
Michael F. Myers, M.D., and Carla Fine, Gotham Books, 2006.

History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life
Jill Bialosky, Atria Books, 2011.

In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother's Suicide
Nancy Rappaport, Basic Books, 2009.

No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One
Carla Fine, Doubleday, 1996.

Sanity & Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival, and Strength
Judy Collins, Tarcher/Penguin, 2003.

The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order
John Wickersham, Harcourt Inc., 2008.

After a Parent's Suicide: Helping Children Heal
Margo Requarth, Healing Hearts Press, 2006.

Francis Chalifour, Tundra, 2005.

After a Suicide: Young People Speak Up
Susan Kuklin, Putnam Publishing Group, 1994.

Real Men Do Cry: A Quarterback's Inspiring Story of Tackling Deprssion and Surviving Suicide Loss
Eric Hipple, with Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsle. Quality of Life Publishing Co., 2008.

Incomplete Knowledge
Jeffrey Harrison, Four Way Books, 2006.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.

Darkness Visible
William Styron, Random House, 1990.

Demystifying Psychiatry: A Resource for Patients and Families
Charles Zorumski and Eugen Rubin. Oxford University Press, 2010.

Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
Andrew Solomon, Scribner, 2001.

November of the Soul: The Enigma of Suicide
George Howe Colt, Scribner, 2006.

Why Suicide? Questions and Answers about Suicide, Suicide Prevention, and Coping with the Suicide of Someone You Know (2nd ed.)
Eric Marcus, HaperOne (a division of HaperCollinsPublishers), 2010.

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This publication is funded with a grant from the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health, awarded to Juneau Youth Services.