Schools, Educators and Community Members

Please join us as we develop and/or offer new trainings for schools, parents and the larger community. The following series is led and hosted in partnership with the Marin County Office of Education, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and other agencies.

Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Educators and Community Members
Suicide can be prevented. This presentation will cover what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe. Participants will be empowered with tools to remain connected through the socially-connected yet physically-distant requirements. Talk Saves Lives will empower all participants to remain connected and help keep our communities safe – a goal that is more important than ever in a COVID-19 environment.  Presented in English with Live Spanish Translation.

Dates (Choose One):

 Held from 3:00-4:00 pm. Audience: Parents/Guardians (18+).



Finding the Words: Creating Conversation with Our Teens About Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. September 21 at 7:00-8:30 pm. 

Presenters: Tim Lea, Outreach and Education Coordinator for Suicide Prevention, Buckelew Programs and Jessica Colvin, MSW, MPH, PPSC, Wellness Director, Tam District.

Marin County Community Webinar: Suicide Prevention. April 13, 2021

Using questions generated by the community as a starting point, a panel of local mental health professionals will share their insight and expertise regarding suicide prevention. The Q&A session will be facilitated by a student moderator and the event will serve as a forum to engage in important discussions around suicide prevention and wellness. Panelists include: Tim Lea, Outreach and Education Coordinator, Buckelew Programs, Stan Collins, Suicide Prevention Specialist, Kara Connors, MPH, BHRS, and Cecelia Luna, Suicide Loss Counselor, By the Bay.

View recording of the event. 

Teen Mental Health in the Time of Covid. April 21, 2021.

This community event is designed for parents and community members addressing issues such as youth data, brain development, stigma, and family and youth-centered communication strategies to support youth for their mental well-being. Presenters: Kara Connors, MPH, Jessica Colvin, MPH, MSW, PPSC, Michelle Mazza, MFT,  and Heather Johnson, MS, LMFT.