8:30-9:00       Check-in/Sign-in by attendees

9:00-9:15       Len Lantz: Opening Remarks

9:15-9:30       Susan Hay Patrick: Project Tomorrow Montana

9:30-9:45       Kim Spurzem: Suicide Prevention Research at the University of


9:45-10:00     Karl Rosston: DPHHS Suicide Prevention Grants

10:00-10:15   Break

10:15-10:30   Mark Schure and Sandra Bailey: Thrive-Montana Project and

                      Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM)

10:30-11:15   Scott Poland: Community and School Strategies for Preventing

                                             Suicide in Youth

11:15-11:45   Q/A Panel composed of morning speakers

11:45-1:30     Lunch on own


1:30-4:00       Scott Poland: Training on the Montana Crisis Action School Toolkit

                                             on Suicide (CAST-S)

Friday July 20, 2018; 9AM-4pm

Hilton Garden Inn - Missoula

Montana Conference on Suicide Prevention

Conference Faculty


susan Hay patrick         Kim Spurzem, Msw            Karl Rosston, LCSW

'reaching out to help our neighbors'

Mark schure, Phd           Sandra Bailey, phd        Len Lantz, MD

Additional Info

  • This conference is free and open to the public but registration is required
  • Target audience: psychiatrists and other physicians, psychologists, therapists, nurses, physician's assistants, advocates and regular Montana citizens interested in preventing suicide
  • Continuing Education Units (5.0 CEU) available at no cost to attendees
  • The conference CEU certificates count toward Continuing Education Credits for LAC, SWP, CBHPSS, LCPC, MSW, LCSW, LFMT, Montana Psychologists and Montana Nurses. Click HERE for additional details.
  • Hilton Garden Inn hotel room discount code is: COSP18