Hello Everyone – May is Suicide Prevention Month…
Please Join Us For The Third Annual
“JUST TALK” Suicide Prevention Event
September 14, 2019
Veterans Park 12-4pm
You are invited to the third annual JUST TALK Suicide Prevention Event
to be held at Veterans Park from 12 – 4pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019.
After losing my 16 year old son, Harrison Mahan, to suicide on October 9,
2015, my family and I began a community wide Suicide Prevention and Awareness
event. The goal of this event is to help open the lines of communication
surrounding Suicide and Mental Health while spreading hope and healing for
those who have lost a loved one to suicide and those who may be struggling
with ideas of suicide.
There will be many community partners present who offer local mental
health and suicide prevention services, youth serving organizations, Veterans
services, whole body wellness organizations and many more. As in years past,
we will be handing out Just Talk bracelets and color significant necklaces to
recognize those affected by suicide and/or mental health struggles. We will
have a memorial tent for those lives lost to suicide with supplies to create a
memorial on-site. Those who would like can create a positive message sign and
join in a short walk down Main St. There will be a panel of speakers to share
their stories of loved ones lost to suicide and suicide attempt survivors. A
late lunch of hotdogs and potato salad will be served.
Highlights include: Community mental health “Tree of Strength” in honor
and memory of James “Monkey” Duran-Grant, November 27, 2004 – September 23,
2018, Free QPR trainings, Presentations by Youth Rising teens, Private video
booth where folks who would like can also share their story, rock painting,
services for Veterans, over 15 local organizations that support mental health
awareness and suicide prevention. Grief and crisis counselors will be on site.
We hope to help end the stigma surrounding suicide and mental health by
helping people to “Just Talk” about these subjects. We want to help spread
hope and healing throughout our community by letting folks know that they are
not alone. It’s OK to talk about suicide.
We are reaching out to you because we feel your organization plays an integral
part in preventing suicide in the Klamath basin. There is no charge to set up
a table at the Just Talk Suicide Prevention Event and we would love to be able
to include your organization this year. Please contact Agnes McKeen at the
contact information below to RSVP
Thank You for all you do. Your efforts in our community are appreciated.
Founder, Just Talk Suicide Prevention
633 Main St.
Klamath Falls OR 97601
541 884 1841 ext. 410