Suicide Prevention Coalition of The Coastal Bend
Two Days of Powerful Discussion
This year, the suicide prevention coalition will host the 5th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium on September 13th at the Del Mar College Harvin Center in the Retama Room. Registration will begin at 8:00am and the event will begin at 8:30am. If you have any questions please contact Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to register for this event, please fill in the RSVP information above. *Please note that 3 TCOLE hours, Ethics CEU’s, and CNE's will be provided for attending the symposium*
In addition to the professional portion, there will be a public event that will take place on Thursday, September 12, 2019. This event is open to the public and will provide professionals and community members alike the opportunity to ask questions about suicide prevention. This community event will begin at 5:00PM and will also be held at Del Mar College in the Retama Room. If you have any questions please contact Courtney at email@example.com.
12 September 2019
Professional Event 13 September 2019
Del Mar College
Del Mar College
What is the Suicide Prevention Symposium?
The Suicide Prevention Symposium of the Coastal Bend is conducted over a two day period. The first event is intended for community members and professionals to gather in order to discuss specific services and support groups that are available throughout the Coastal Bend for survivors, providers, and family members who have been touched by suicide. The second event works to gather and educate providers and professionals about various topics, such as, ethical dilemmas and prevention. Each symposium is held in September in accordance with World Suicide Prevention Day, which is acknowledged on September 10th. The very first Suicide Prevention Symposium of the Coastal Bend was held in 2015. Each year the symposium has grown in attendance and recognition. Over the years, the coalition has commissioned speakers from The Menninger Clinic, The University of Texas, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The Department of Veterans Affairs, and other local agencies. In addition to the keynote speaker, a panel discussion takes place in order to provide attendees an opportunity to ask specific questions. Both events are free of charge and open to the public.
Awareness & Education.
The purpose of this symposium and coalition is to educate and increase awareness of suicide in our community. This coalition works towards prevention education for suicide in the Coastal Bend year round and in various capacities.
Helpful Links &
Avail Solutions Crisis Line-
NAMI Greater Corpus Christi-
Bayview Behavioral Hospital-
TAMUCC Counseling Center-
Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities -
American Association of Suicidology-
VALOR for Blue-