Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention Symposium 2018

Post Symposium Resources

Symposium plenaries and workshops have generously offered to share the resources they used. Each Plenary and Workshop is listed below in the same order as the program agenda. This page will continue to be updated as more resources become available. Please check back often.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Symposium, our Presenters and Lowry Conference Center. The original Symposium program is still available for download It contains additional and more detailed information on the event.

February 28, 2018 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM



Plenary: Why People Die by Suicide

Presenter: Thomas Joiner, Ph.D., Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Florida State University Author of Why People Die by Suicide and Suicide Myths

  • In his new theory of suicidal behavior, Dr. Joiner proposes three factors that mark those most at risk of death: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and, perhaps chillingly, the learned ability to hurt oneself.

    February 28, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Morning Workshops

    Room 104


    Suicide in Colorado

    Presenter: Sarah Brummett, Office of Suicide Prevention, CDPHE

    Room 200B


    Crisis Response in the Aftermath of Suicide

    Presenter : Chris Harms, Colorado School Safety Resource Center, CDPS