In Forum we talk about the 5%, going deep in business, family and personal life. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to really hit the 1% of life that we “need to share” or “need to hear”. On November 9th, 2019 EO Seattle we will be hosting an event dealing with anxiety, depression and suicide. Sharing and hearing these stories can be very difficult and should not be taken lightly. Many people suffer in silence, shame and confusion.
Our keynote speaker for this evening is Sue Klebold. She is the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the Columbine shooters. Sue lives each day with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? How did she not know something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently? Her presence at this learning event is a part of her ongoing efforts to help people to better understand depression and suicide.
Mrs. Klebold’s presentation will be followed by an expert panel including:
Dr. Jennifer Stuber, Center Director & Co-founder of Forefront Suicide Prevention, a Center of Excellence at the University of Washington focused on reducing suicide by empowering individuals and communities to take sustainable action, championing systemic change and restoring hope. Forefront is a major catalyst for suicide prevention in Washington and the nation. Dr. Stuber’s policy acumen has contributed to the passage of 9 state suicide prevention laws including those that require all behavioral health and health care professionals in Washington State to have basic training in suicide assessment, management and treatment (the first in the nation).
Sgt.Eric Pisconski,head of theSeattle Police Department's Crisis Response Team -The Crisis Response Team is comprised of specially trained officers, partnered with mental health professionals, to assist individuals in mental health crises. The Crisis Response Team works to connect individuals in crisis to resources to help to address their physical and mental health needs and divert them from the criminal justice system. The unit also oversees SPD's Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) program, a 40-hour curriculum provided to all officers throughout the department, and works closely with partners with the Seattle-King County Health Department, King County Behavior Health and Recovery Division and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
Linda Townsend-Whithamis the CCORS Program Supervisor – Children's Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS) and Intensive Stabilization Services (ISS) are programs within Family Services and Mental Health and are funded by the King County Counseling & Therapeutic Support Organization and the Department of Social and Health Services. The CCORS program offers short-term, community-based and family centered services with the goal of crisis stabilization, hospital diversion, and placements disruptions prevention.
Dr. Larissa Mancil is the Director at the Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Mental Health DBT Program at Ryther. Ryther’s mission is to provide exceptional therapeutic services to young people who are struggling emotionally and behaviorally so they may find a path to healing and hope.
We invite you to attend and bring non-EO guests. Please use discretion when bringing kids under 13 years of age. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Jeff Anderson at 425-765-2935 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrea Duffield at 206-331-2956 / email@example.com.
7:00 – 7:30 PM – Light non-alcoholic refreshments, appetizers, conversation
7:30 PM – Program begins
10:00 PM - Adjourn
Valet parking will be available for this event.
Note: this is not a typical EO event. Alcohol will not be served at this event. Some light and delicious appetizers will be served, but dinner will not.