RESILIENCE – A DISCUSSION ON ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES
May
4
1:00 pm13:00

RESILIENCE – A DISCUSSION ON ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES

Tune into Cable One channel 64 or YouTube for a live stream of our discussion of the film "Resilience," an exploration into the developments of medical studies where conditions like heart disease can be linked to childhood experiences. 

Live Stream Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKyviX25Zpw

Idaho Gives 2017 Mini Food Truck Rally
May
4
5:00 pm17:00

Idaho Gives 2017 Mini Food Truck Rally

  • Bogus Basin

Swing by the Bogus Basin parking lot between 5-8 on Thursday, May 4th and join our campaign to raise awareness and funds for The Speedy Foundation in Idaho. See you there!

Western States Conference on Suicide - Preventing Suicide Upstream & Down
Jun
23
9:00 am09:00

Western States Conference on Suicide - Preventing Suicide Upstream & Down

  • Boise State University

3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE
June 23 & 24, 2017
Boise State University

In partnership with Boise State University, join us for a day of education, enlightenment and networking followed by a day of training on Mental Health First Aid and clinical training by Dr. David Rudd. We all play a part in achieving suicide prevention in the Western United States.

www.WSCOS.org

Formerly Zero Suicide Inland Northwest Conference

Western States Conference on Suicide - Training Day
Jun
24
8:00 am08:00

Western States Conference on Suicide - Training Day

  • Boise State University

3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE
June 23 & 24, 2017
Boise State University

In partnership with Boise State University, join us for a day of education, enlightenment and networking followed by a day of training on Mental Health First Aid and clinical training by Dr. David Rudd. We all play a part in achieving suicide prevention in the Western United States.

www.WSCOS.org

Formerly Zero Suicide Inland Northwest Conference


Notes of HOPE
Mar
25
9:00 am09:00

Notes of HOPE

Join us for an inspiring day of postcard design at Dark Horse coffee. 

Notes of HOPE is a project that was started by Robby Borders. Robby has been impacted by bullying and suicide throughout his life. These experiences have motivated him to display a positive message on a sign that he holds on the street of Park City, UT for anyone passing by. While not everyone can stand on the corner of the street holding a sign like Robby has done, everyone can send a greeting card to reach out and remind people that they are important. 

Robby has been working with volunteers to expand his message by designing greeting cards which helps build human contact and meaningful relationships. Volunteers are welcome to take the cards they make or they can donate the decorated cards back to help fundraise for "Smile, You are Beautiful" dog tags, stickers, signs, and travel expenses as Robby travels the country speaking to youth and sharing his message. 

Shannon Decker, LMU Class of 2005, will be on site for the project. She is the executive director and co-founder of The Speedy Foundation, which works to promote mental health education and advocate for suicide prevention.

*Recieve 20% your beverage orders for your participation. 
https://www.thespeedyfoundation.org/syab/

Resilience Screening - Park City High School
Mar
8
5:30 pm17:30

Resilience Screening - Park City High School

  • park city high school

You are cordially invited to attend a special screening of  Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope the award winning documentary that chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.


Wednesday, March 8, 5:30-7:30 pm
Park City High School Lecture Hall
Followed by a panel discussion

Paper Tigers Screening - Park City Library
Mar
7
6:00 pm18:00

Paper Tigers Screening - Park City Library

  • Park City Library

You are cordially invited to attend a free screening of: PAPER TIGERS
Tuesday, March 7, 6-8 pm
Park City Library, Jim Santy Auditorium, Park City Library
Followed by a brief discussion on Resilience by Fatima Doman. She will provide perspective following the screening.  Fatima is the author of Authentic Strengths: Positive Psychology Coaching and producer of the global training workshops based on the book.  She has a gift for helping people shift their perspective and leverage their strengths.

What is the Paper Tigers Documentary? 
Paper Tigers takes a look at the lives of six students at Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla, Walla, WA. The documentary follows students over the course of a school year, as the staff implement a new approach to discipline, one based on understanding and treatment rather than judgement and suspension. Paper Tigers is the story of how one school was able to make a dramatic change and how just one caring adult can help break the cycle of adversity in a young person's life. 

Hope Lives Screening - Park City High School
Mar
6
5:30 pm17:30

Hope Lives Screening - Park City High School

  • Park City High School

In collaboration with the Park City School DistrictThe Speedy Foundation, and many other community partners, CONNECT is proud to present Resilience Week in Park City.  The week will include the screening of three powerful, award winning films to create crucial dialogue within our community. All of the events are free and the entire family is welcome.

The week begins on Monday, March 6th with a screening of Hope Lives: Preventing Teen Suicide beginning at 5:30PM at the Park City High School Lecture Hall.  Utah’s suicide rate has always been higher than that of the rest of the nation. Among teens ages 10 to 17, the suicide rate has tripled in less than a decade. On average two Utah teens attempt to end their lives every day. Hope Lives provides hope through the stories of survivors and of innovative approaches schools are taking to prevent suicide.  The film highlights three stories — a promising young athlete who took his own life when he wasn’t admitted to the colleges he wanted; a young man now in his late 20s who talks candidly about his suicide attempt as a teen and the relief he felt when he survived; and a young transgender teen who survived her suicide attempt, which reaffirmed her desire to live.  The film will be accompanied by student panels, information tables, and refreshments.

For more information about these events, please contact Shauna Wiest at shaunaparkcity@gmail.com; Shannon Decker at shannon@thespeedyfoundation.org; or Molly Miller at mmiller@pcschools.us.

AFSP-Utah Capitol Day
Feb
21
8:00 am08:00

AFSP-Utah Capitol Day

Utah's Suicide Prevention Advocacy Day in Salt Lake City is on Tuesday, February 21, 2017! The event is an effort of AFSP-Utah. Please save the date, additional details to follow. 

Idaho's Suicide Prevention Advocacy Day
Feb
15
8:00 am08:00

Idaho's Suicide Prevention Advocacy Day

Idaho's Suicide Prevention Advocacy Day event in Boise on Wednesday, February 15, 2017! The event is a joint effort of AFSP-Idaho, the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition, the Speedy Foundation and the LiveWilder Foundation. 

Register Here!

CX | Youth Mental Health First Aid - Park City
Feb
7
Feb 9

CX | Youth Mental Health First Aid - Park City

  • Utah Olympic Park

This 8 hour training will take place in two sessions on Tuesday, Feb. 7 & Thursday, Feb. 9 from 5-9pm at the Park City Library

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. 

People are often trained to know CPR or the Heimlich maneuver or first aid, but many people are unsure what to do if they come in contact with someone who is suffering from a mental health or emotional crisis. YMHFA training participants learn about some of the most common signs of mental health issues, how to identify warning signs that indicate an individual may be at risk of harm or suicide, listen non-judgmentally, give reassurance and encourage the person to seek professional help.

REGISTER HERE

The course is limited to a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 first aiders. First Aiders will receive a YMHFA manual. Cost is free. The approximate cost for a two hour CPR certification course ranges from $25-60. The approximate cost for 7-8 hour children's first aid course is $150-200. The approximate cost for the eight hour YMHFA training is $170. If you are able to make a donation, please click HERE. Your kindness touches many lives.

World Cup After Party
Feb
3
Feb 4

World Cup After Party

  • Fuego

Join us at Fuego's for an old school World Cup After Party, co-hosted by Nate "Natedog" Roberts. $10 cover benefits The Speedy Foundation's work in suicide prevention and mental health advocacy.

World Cup @ Deer Valley
Feb
2
Feb 4

World Cup @ Deer Valley

  • Deer Valley

World Cup

We're coming home!


Swing by our tent in the Partner Village at Deer Valley during World Cup to learn more about The Speedy Foundation and what we are doing to advocate, hold conversations, and educate to stop suicide and promote mental wellness. 

Thursday, Feb. 2 - Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017
 

Park City Volunteer Night @ Starbucks
Jan
18
5:00 pm17:00

Park City Volunteer Night @ Starbucks

  • Starbucks

We would love your help! Join us Wednesday, January 18 @ 5:00 to find out  how to get involved. We're looking for folks with talents and ideas as well as time to share. Reach out with any questions: info@thespeedyfoundation.org. 
 

Resilience Night
Jan
11
5:30 pm17:30

Resilience Night

  • Park City High School

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Park City High School

TSF will have a table, please swing by to learn more.

#GivingTuesday
Nov
29
12:00 am00:00

#GivingTuesday

The Speedy Foundation is asking people to donate their daily cup of coffee—or $5—on #GivingTuesday to advocate for mental health in Utah and Idaho. Funds raised will be used for extended Mental Health First Aid trainings in both states. Two states is a great place to start! Learn more about MHFA here: http://www.thespeedyfoundation.org/mental-health-first-aid/

The first 19 donations of $150 or more will receive and original Speedy beanie, like the one pictured here. These are the last remaining hats from Speedy's 2006 Olympic trip. 

Idaho Steelheads Military Appreciation Weekend
Nov
12
7:10 pm19:10

Idaho Steelheads Military Appreciation Weekend

Boise, ID (11/01/16)— The Idaho Steelheads announced on Tuesday that they will recognize the  US Armed Forces during their annual Military Appreciation Night- presented by Sport Clips- at CenturyLink Arena, when the Steelheads host the Adirondack Thunder on November 12th. The Steelheads, partnering with St. Luke’s and The Speedy Foundation, will honor service men and women with custom patriotic jerseys to be worn for both weekend games on November 11th and 12th.

Fans will have an opportunity during the weekend games to bid on the Steelheads’ game-worn, custom-made jerseys during the St. Luke’s Military Jersey Auction, a silent auction held during the Friday and Saturday games on the arena concourse. Bidding will conclude at the start of the third period on the 12th, with winners earning not only the jersey but also the opportunity to receive it from the player himself.

The team will also raffle off a jersey signed by every member of the team. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to The Speedy Foundation.

The Speedy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization named after three-time Olympian, Jeret "Speedy" Peterson of Boise, Idaho and Park City, Utah. Founded in 2011, the foundation seeks to prevent suicide, promote conversations to end stigma, and support mental health education. The funds raised during Military Appreciation weekend will benefit the foundation’s creation and launch of Mental Health First Aid training specific for military members, veterans, and their families, as well as suicide prevention efforts in Idaho.

"The Speedy Foundation is incredibly honored to partner with St. Luke's and the Idaho Steelheads to raise funds and awareness for Veterans and Military Families,” said Shannon Decker, Executive Director and co-founder of The Speedy Foundation. “While military service often fosters resilience in individuals and families, some may experience mental health or substance use challenges. It is essential that our communities be prepared to identify and support those who have served our country. Mental Health First Aid is a way to increase the level of baseline knowledge about mental health and substance use concerns and, if necessary, to help individuals get connected to care."

This year’s Military Appreciation Jerseys have been designed by Steelheads Account Executive Erik Diehl. Erik designed the team’s “Pink in the Rink” jerseys last season.

“Last season during this auction, we raised over $17,000 for veterans health,” said Eric Trapp, President of the Steelheads. “We are proud that our fans are so passionate about supporting our veterans and it’s always a special opportunity for our organization to honor our military and help them live healthy lives back here at home.”

“We are honored to work with St. Luke’s and The Speedy Foundation in these efforts.”

Tickets are still available for fans who wish to attend either game during Military Appreciation Weekend. Friday night games at CenturyLink Arena are 4-for$48 Family Fun Fridays, when fans receive four tickets, four Double R Ranch hot dogs, and four small Pepsis for $48. Contact the Idaho Steelheads at 208-383-0080 for ticket information or log on to www.idahosteelheads.com.

Youth Mental Health First Aid | Soda Springs, ID
Nov
11
8:30 am08:30

Youth Mental Health First Aid | Soda Springs, ID

  • Tigert Middle School

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

REGISTER HERE

The course is limited to a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 first aiders. First Aiders will receive a YMHFA manual. Cost is free. The approximate cost for a two hour CPR certification course ranges from $25-60. The approximate cost for 7-8 hour children's first aid course is $150-200. The approximate cost for the eight hour YMHFA training is $170. If you are able to make a donation, please click HERE. Your kindness touches many lives.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

  • Lunch is being provided by TBD.
  • Equipment and facility is being provided by TBD.
  • Materials and the facilitator is being provided by The Speedy Foundation. 
Treasure Valley Out of the Darkness Walk
Oct
29
8:30 am08:30

Treasure Valley Out of the Darkness Walk

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4023
Register yourself or form a team.

Location: Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park in Meridian, Idaho, adjacent to The Village at Eagle and Fairview.
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:30 am
Ceremony and Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm
Walk Distance: approx 3 miles. Route maps will be available.
Family and Pet Friendly!

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st..

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. 

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025. Your efforts fund groundbreaking research at the national level, and provide training and education in suicide prevention in communities in Idaho.

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Jeff Weeks
Contact Phone: 208-553-4099
Contact Email: Idaho@AFSP.org

Register now and get started right away: http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4023

"Resilience in Education" & YMHFA | Boise, ID (four part training)
Oct
25
Oct 28

"Resilience in Education" & YMHFA | Boise, ID (four part training)

  • Idaho Education Association

This 4 part training is designed for educators and others who work with youth to explore Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the need to youth to build a health relationship with at least one caring adult, become certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid, learn about community mental health resources, and develop a deeper understanding of resilience and grit in youth. Continuing education credits will be available. 

  • Paper Tigers documentary and discussion on ACE's (night 1, Tue. Oct. 25 from 4:30pm-8:30pm)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid training (night 2 & 3, Wed. & Thur. Oct. 26 and 27 from 4:30pm-8:30pm)
  • Resilience in Education project (night 4, Fri. Oct. 28 from 4:30pm-8:30pm)

REGISTER HERE

Cost is free. The approximate cost for a two hour CPR certification course ranges from $25-60. The approximate cost for 7-8 hour children's first aid course is $150-200. The approximate cost for the eight hour YMHFA training is $170. If you are able to make a donation, please click HERE. Your kindness touches many lives.

Continuing Education Credits are available ($60) through: 

  • Boise State University (link coming soon)
  • Northwestern Nazarene University (link coming soon)

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS:

  • Equipment and facility is being provided by the Idaho Education Association.
  • Materials and the facilitator is being provided by The Speedy Foundation. 
Paper Tigers Screening | Boise, ID
Oct
19
6:30 pm18:30

Paper Tigers Screening | Boise, ID

Screening Information:

  • Parents, teachers, providers and community members are invited to learn about the positive approaches of dealing with child and adolescent trauma and the effects that positive engagements have over punitive punishment. 
  • Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Click HERE to register. 
  • The film is 102 minutes long. Immediately following the video there will be a panel discussion. 
  • The film will be shown with subtitles. 
  • The film is not rated. It does contain some profanity and is not suitable for children.
  • These screenings are sponsored by Optum IdahoIdaho Federation of FamiliesIdaho Children's Trust Fund and The Speedy Foundation

What is the Paper Tigers Documentary?

Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students and in the process has become a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families. 

Jim Sporleder, principal at Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla, Washington, a school riddled with violence, drugs and truancy, discovered that stressed brains can’t learn. 

Following six students over the course of a school year, Principal Sporleder and his staff tried a new approach to discipline. It was based on understanding and treatment rather than judgement and suspension. 

Three years later, the number of fights at Lincoln Alternative High School were reduced by 75% and the graduation rate was dramatically increased. Paper Tigers is the story of how one school was able to make a dramatic change and how just one caring adult can help break the cycle of adversity in a young person’s life.

5 Year Anniversary Social & FUNdraiser
Oct
17
5:00 pm17:00

5 Year Anniversary Social & FUNdraiser

  • Boneyard Saloon
  • 5 Year Anniversary Social & FUNdraiser: Monday, Oct. 17, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Boneyard Saloon
    • Opportunity drawing with awesome prizes from Skullcandy, US Ski & Snowboard Association, original Speedy gear, & more
    • Appetizers provided by Boneyard Saloon
    • Swing by after work to socialize
CX | Youth Mental Health First Aid | Park City, UT
Oct
15
8:30 am08:30

CX | Youth Mental Health First Aid | Park City, UT

  • Utah Olympic Park

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. 

People are often trained to know CPR or the Heimlich maneuver or first aid, but many people are unsure what to do if they come in contact with someone who is suffering from a mental health or emotional crisis. YMHFA training participants learn about some of the most common signs of mental health issues, how to identify warning signs that indicate an individual may be at risk of harm or suicide, listen non-judgmentally, give reassurance and encourage the person to seek professional help.

REGISTER HERE

The course is limited to a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 first aiders. First Aiders will receive a YMHFA manual. Cost is free. The approximate cost for a two hour CPR certification course ranges from $25-60. The approximate cost for 7-8 hour children's first aid course is $150-200. The approximate cost for the eight hour YMHFA training is $170. If you are able to make a donation, please click HERE. Your kindness touches many lives.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

  • Lunch is being provided by Maxwell's and The Speedy Foundation. 
  • Equipment and facility is being provided by the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation.
  • Materials and the facilitator is being provided by The Speedy Foundation. 
Question. Persuade. Refer. | Park City, UT
Oct
14
1:30 pm13:30

Question. Persuade. Refer. | Park City, UT

  • Utah Olympic Park

What is QPR Training? QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying, "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.

Who needs to know QPR? Suicidal thoughts are common.  Suicidal acts, threats and attempts are less common, but much more frequent than most people realize.  Suicide is the most common psychiatric emergency and the 11th leading cause of death in America.  Suicidal thinking, feeling and behavior are not rare.  For example: If you are a middle-aged or older adult, you probably know someone who has made a suicide attempt.  You may even have known someone who completed suicide and it is very likely you know someone who has, or is, thinking about suicide.

If you are a professional caregiver, police officer, fireman, minister, priest, rabbi, school nurse, coach, youth leader, paramedic, high school counselor, case manager, volunteer or paid staff in any of a hundred different kinds of human service organizations, you will very likely have firsthand contact with suicidal people.  Since it is impossible for family doctors, counselors and mental health professionals to know everyone who needs help, the answer to the question: Who needs to know QPR?  Everyone

In a little over one hour, you can become a “Gatekeeper.” According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn: As someone who may be in the best possible position to prevent suicide, you will find that QPR is designed to help you help someone who may be considering suicide. QPR consists of three life-saving skills.  How to: 

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • Offer hope
  • Get help and save a life

REGISTER HERE

The course is limited to a maximum of 30 and minimum of 10 gatekeepers. Gatekeepers will receive a QPR booklet. Cost is free. The approximate cost for a one-two hour CPR certification course ranges from $25-60. The approximate cost for the QPR training is $30. If you are able to make a donation, please click HERE. Your kindness touches many lives.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNER

  • Equipment and facility is being provided by the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation.
  • Materials and the facilitator is being provided by The Speedy Foundation.