The Statewide Suicide Prevention Council advises the governor and legislature on issues relating to suicide. In collaboration with communities, faith-based organizations, and public-private entities, the Council works to improve the health and wellness of Alaskans by reducing suicide and its effect on individuals and communities.
Casting the Net Upstream
The Alaska Statewide Suicide Prevention Council, along with the Division of Behavioral Health, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, is hosting a two day summit. “Tending the Net” will occur in Anchorage on January 9-10, 2014.
The purpose of the summit is to convene a broad group of Alaskans representing regions and communities throughout the state in order to coordinate, collaborate, and communicate about the 2012-2017 state suicide prevention plan, Casting the Net Upstream: Promoting Wellness to Prevent Suicide in Alaska, and expand on the Regional Action Plans created at the 2012 summit. Six regional teams of 8-12 people each will work on strategies to implement the state plan in their communities and bolster the Regional Action Plans.
Regional workgroups are invited to apply to attend. Regional teams are to include 8-12 members representing six regions: 1) Southeast 2) Gulf Coast 3) Southwest 4) Anchorage/Matsu 5) Interior 6) Northern. Members of regional teams and/or participants of the 2012 suicide prevention summit are highly encouraged to apply for the 2014 summit.
Regional teams should include people who are interested and able to learn about the plan and how to implement the plan in their communities. Team members should come from a variety of organizations that represent the entire region (not just one community).
Applications are due by noon on Monday, December 2, 2013. For more information, see attached invitation letter and Regional Team Application, or contact Eric Morrison at 465-6518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casting the Net Upstream: Annual Implementation Report 2012