Suicide Prevention Coalition of The Coastal Bend

Two Days of Powerful Discussion

This year, the Suicide Prevention Coalition will host the 6th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium on September 11th via WebEx.  Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the event will begin at 8:30 a.m.  If you have any questions please contact Courtney at  Join via WebEx at

Meeting Number: 145  336  9998

Meeting Password: SPS6

*Please note that 3 CEU’s will be provided for virtually attending the symposium on Friday*

In addition to the professional portion, there will be a community event that will take place on Thursday, September 10, 2020.  This event is open to the public, virtually, and will provide professionals and community members alike the opportunity to ask questions about suicide prevention.  This community event will begin at 6: 30 p.m. and will be held virtually via Zoom.  Please register at:

If you have any questions please contact Courtney at

The Symposium

Community Event
                 10 September 2020
Professional Event                               11 September 2020
06:30 pm
        Via Zoom
08:30 am
         Via WebEx

Previous Events

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.

2020 Symposium Topics

Thursday - September 10th at 6:30 pm - Via Zoom:

“Learn a New Language: The Language of Depression.”  Presentation offered by attorney Terry Bentley Hill.

Friday - September 11th at 8:30 am - Via WebEx:

WebEx Meeting Number: 145  336  9998

WebEx Meeting Password: SPS6


“Suicide and Stigma: Understanding a Connection to Prevention.” – Pamela Greene, PhD, RN, NEA-BC


“Suicide in Communities of Color: Understanding from a Social Justice Perspective” – Ana M. Salazar, MS, LPC


“Understanding Ketamine.” – John Lusins, III, MD



Helpful Links & 

    Community Events

Avail Solutions Crisis Line-

(888) 828-0799

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-

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6th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium
Sep 11, 2020, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Symposium WebEx