Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition

Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition

Chair – Cameron Fordmeier

 

Mission

To promote awareness and understanding that suicide is a preventable public health problem in the Benton and Franklin counties and to encourage our community to talk about it.

 

Meetings

Coalition meetings are held at 9:15 am the first Wednesday of every month at United Way of Benton-Franklin Counties, 401 N. Young, Kennewick.

 

Download the Events Calendar here.

 

Members

Members represent diverse sectors of our community and have a common passion to see an end to youth suicides.

 

Current Executive Board Members Include:

  • Cameron Fordmeir
  • Carla Prock
  • Dana Camarena
  • Kirk Williamson
  • Kristi Haynes
  • Mark Lee

 

Current focus

The Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition wants to help our community learn that suicide is a preventable public health problem. Talking about suicide is the best way to prevent it from happening. If your organization would like to arrange for a presentation from one of our trained presenters, please give us the information using this link. (link email to jozellep@bfhd.wa.gov put Suicide Prevention in the subject line).

 

Benton Franklin Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition Charter - 2019.pdf download here.

 

Suicide Reporting Guidelines for Media pdf download here.