Thank you for celebrating our 15th Annual Walk in Memory Walk for Hope!

Thank you for joining us to celebrate our 15th Annual Walk in Memory Walk for Hope!

THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who serve on the planning committee and the event team. While there are too many to list individually, please know that each of you makes a difference by giving of your time, talent, and treasure. You matter and you are appreciated!

Thank you to Hope Means Nevada for your support, collaboration, and talent! Thanks too to our Exhibitors and Walk Volunteers for your dedication and support, and finally, a special thanks to the Bob Miller Middle School Administrators and the incredible Custodial Team for looking after us year after year.

This year’s Walk was a huge success because of this support!

*All Images Courtesy of NV Energy Foundation.


Spring Mountain Treatment Center (Breakfast Sponsor)

Sam’s Club (Water and Ice sponsor)

Southern Nevada Health District (Hand Sanitizer)

Law Office of Shelley Lubritz, PLLC (Special Contribution)

Youth M.O.V.E. Nevada (Activity Book Donation)

Nevada Council on Problem Gambling (Special Sponsorship)


DJ Sparkle aka Denise Humphrey

Reach In Now University

Punam Mathur

Emily King

BSA Troop 7



Out Reach Event Health Fair-Feb. 24, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
New Location
Cambridge Recreation Center
3930 Cambridge Street,
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
For more information, call (702)256-2724
Or visit



Pill Take Back Day-Jan. 20, 2018

Pill Take Back Day coming this Saturday, January 20 from 10 am-2 pm

BBS Christmas Celebration & Health Fair-Dec. 16, 2017


DEAR Community Partners:

We are very pleased to announce the date for our upcoming Christmas Celebration & Health Fair 2017 and you are invited to participate with us.

Last year we welcomed 300 hundred people of our community.

Please, I would like to ask you to separate this date for the occasion hoping to have the opportunity to spend a pleasant time together.

This will take place on December the 2nd from 11am to 2pm. The place and details will be informed to you in a few days more.

Do not forget to separate December the 2nd on your agendas!! will be exciting to have you in!!!

Have a wonderful day.

Laura Susana Ruelas

Outreach Coordination

“The salvation of man is through love and in love” 

Victor E. Frankl

BBS Behavioral Bilingual Services

Mente Sana

2255-A Renaissance Dr.

Las Vegas NV 89119

​702 444 0330



Lady Gaga YOUTH MHFA-Las Vegas-Dec. 14, 2017

We’re thrilled to be working with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to train 150,000 people in Mental Health First Aid by bringing courses to every stop of her Joanne World Tour!

This partnership is an outstanding opportunity to spread the Mental Health First Aid movement to more people in your community.

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You will learn……

The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder.

Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling.

Participants learn a core five-step action plan to support an adolescent developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

This training is for:

The course is designed for adults whom regularly interact with adolescents. Anyone who regularly works or interacts with youth – teachers, athletic coaches, mentors, juvenile justice professionals – may find the course content useful. The core Mental Health First Aid course has been successfully offered to a variety of audiences including hospital staff, employers and business leaders, faith communities, law enforcement, and the general public.

Note: Youth Mental Health First Aid is not specifically designed for parents of youth with mental health challenges. Although parents & families may find the course content useful, the course provides a basic level of information and guidance, rather than more in-depth information on navigating the healthcare system, which parents may wish to explore.

**CEU credits are offered to Social Workers, Nurses, MFT, CPC, ADGC’s (7.0), State/SNHD EMS, POST (8.0) and Education (0.5)

Registration is now closed.

CANCELLED – NCSP Suicide Prevention Tabling Event @ The Crossroads of the West Gun Show-LV-Oct. 21-22_2017

**This gun show has been cancelled by the vendor out of respect of the Las Vegas Community in the aftermath of the shooting.**

NCSP’s Tom Mendenhall and Richard Egan will be raising suicide prevention awareness at the Crossroads Gun Show on Saturday, October 21st from 9 AM – 4 PM and on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 from 9 AM  – 4 PM at the Cashman Center.

FYI: The event starts at 9 AM for both days, but Tom & Richard will be arriving at 8 AM.

If you would like to come out and share your support, gain new knowledge, and join the cause please let us know!

If you are interested, please contact:

Richard Egan @

Nevada Suicide Prevention Conference 2017

2017 Conference Dates

October 12, 2017 Pre-Conference Workshops (Optional)
October 13-14, 2017 Nevada Suicide Prevention Conference

Click Here for the full conference agenda.


The purpose of the Nevada Suicide Prevention Conference is to celebrate 12 years of connecting communities and changing attitudes. Moving forward to our next steps in suicide prevention by tending Nevada’s growing hope.

Conference Location

Truckee Meadows Community College
Dandini Campus
Sierra Building, Room 108
7000 Dandini Boulevard
Reno, Nevada 89512-3999
Telephone: 775-673-7111

Conference Lodging

Grand Sierra Resort
2500 E 2nd Street
Reno, NV 89595
Telephone: 800-648-5080
Group Code: KVSPTMC
Reservation Cutoff Date: 9/12/17
Rates: October 11-12, 2017 $99.00/night; October 13-14, 2017 $139.00/night


Nugget Casino Resort
1100 Nugget Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431
Telephone: 800-648-1177
Group Code: GNVSP
Rates: $79.00 (Resort Tower) or $69.00 (East Tower) + 13.5% room tax + $18.00 per room, per night Resort Fee + $2.00 Tourism surcharge

Registration & Fees

General Conference
October 13-14, 2017
Registration Type Cost
Full Conference Registration $165.00
One Day Conference Registration $105.00
Student or Veteran Registration* $60.00
Student or Veteran One Day Registration* $30.00
Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention Member Full Conference Registration $75.00
Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention Member One Day Registration $45.00

*Note: participants registered as a Veteran or Student will be required to show your veteran ID or Student ID at sign-in. Failure to provide accurate ID will result in a charge of full conference pricing.

Pre-Conference Workshops (Optional)
October 12, 2017
Pre-Conference Workshops – Thursday, October 12, 2017 Cost
The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)
Presented by: Dr. Kevin Crowley*
(Lunch included)
Suicidality Assessment and Documentation for Healthcare Providers 
Presented by: Dr. David V. Sheehan and Jennifer Giddens, Co-founder & Co-director, Tampa Center for Research on Suicidality and Harm Research Institute; Editor, The Science of Suicidality
Presented by: Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention
$30.00 (with CEHs)
$15.00 (no CEHs)

*If you have previously taken the online CAMS workshop at a reduced cost of $25.00 is available for this in-person workshop. Please email proof of attendance to prior to attending this workshop. As workshop sponsors, New Frontier employees are free of charge for this CAMS workshop.

Food Provided:

The conference sponsor will provide continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday, October 13, 2017 and Friday, October 14, 2017. Note: If you would like a vegetarian meal, please be sure to indicate this during registration. Participants with other special dietary needs such as vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free may include this information as well; however we cannot guarantee that the conference can accommodate these needs.


If you selected that you will be paying via check, please make them payable to “Board of Regents” and mail to:

CASAT/University of Nevada, Reno
ATTN: Suicide Prevention Conference
1664 North Virginia Street
Mail Stop 279
Reno, NV 89557

Cancellation Policy:

If you are unable to attend the conference, please send a written cancellation notice to CASAT no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017 for a full refund. If your cancellation notice is received after this date a refund will not be possible. In order to cancel your registration please send an email to with “Cancellation” in the Subject line.

No “substitutions” will be allowed past this deadline. This includes unpaid invoices that are not cancelled.

*Due to the nature of funding, it is the registrant’s responsibility to follow up with CASAT within two (2) months after the conference in the event a refund is not received. If a registrant does not follow up on a refund and it is not received, no refund will be possible following this deadline.

Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)

12.75 Continuing Education Hours (CEH’s) are offered for attending the full conference.

  • 7 CEHs are available on October 13, 2017
  • 5.75 CEHs are available on October 14,, 2017
Continuing Education Hour Board Approvals:

The following boards have been approved (or are pending approval) for Continuing Education Hours:


  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)


  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
  • Nevada State Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors
  • Nevada State Board of Nursing
  • State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners
  • Nevada Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

CASAT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6492. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CASAT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


In order to receive a certificate of attendance for Continuing Education Hours, you must indicate this during online registration and sign in at the registration table each morning and afternoon. Certificates will be handed out immediately following the conference at the conference check-in desk.

Conference Sponsors:

The 2017 Nevada Suicide Prevention Conference is brought to you by the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention along with the following partners:



Contact Us:

For questions regarding the 2017 Nevada Suicide Prevention Conference please contact us at or 775-784-6265.

Conference logistics are provided by:

Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies
University of Nevada, Reno
1664 North Virginia Street
Mail Stop 279
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: 775-784-6265
Fax: 775-784-1840

For questions regarding conference programming please contact the conference organizers:

Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention
9670 Gateway Drive Suite 200
Reno, NV 89521
Phone: (775) 687-0856
Fax: (775) 689-2067
Misty Vaughan Allen, State Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention
205 N. Stephanie Street
Suite D #149
Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: (775) 687-0847
Janett Massolo, Training & Outreach Facilitator