- December 13, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Topic: Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention
Mental health affects everyone at some point in their lives. Many of us know loved ones, friends, or co-workers who may have attempted or committed suicide. Join us for an open panel discussion on mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Discussion will focus on what you can do to help, how to start the conversation about mental health, ways to detect mental health problems early, and ways to support employees and resources available.
Ryan Price, MPA is the Area Director of Oregon and Idaho for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the leading suicide prevention nonprofit in the U.S whose mission is “To Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide”
Dan “DJ” Johnson is Vice President of Operations for Skanska’s Oregon operations. He worked as a carpenter while attending University of Washington where he earned his CM degree in 1985. Dan has been with Skanska for 28 years. He has seen the company grow from a $100M company to nearly a $1B organization in Portland.
Dan has a core value in safety. He has been instrumental in the growth of a caring culture at Skanska, in Portland, and within our industry. He says “It’s easy!” “The components required to build a culture of caring in safety and the elimination of all injuries, are exactly the same ones required to create an environment of success in our business.”
Recently, Dan, his wife, of 32 years, Liz, daughter Breanna and late son Parker founded The Parker Bounds Johnson Foundation. Their mission; to inform parents the help that is possible through wilderness therapy programs. To help our young people struggling with addiction and addiction related issues, and their families. To help them find their way to wilderness therapy programs, through generous donations to those who could not otherwise afford to attend. They also help to fund AFSP and their mission to eliminate suicides.
Mandy Kubisch is a Behavioral Health Prevention Coordinator for Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services Division. She coordinates and facilitates mental health education and suicide prevention trainings for professionals and community members in Multnomah County. She also has experience and knowledge of the trades, as she was previously a Program Manager and Classroom Instructor for Oregon Tradeswomen. Mandy is certified as a trainer for ASIST, Mental Health First Aid, QPR and CALM. She studied Psychology at the University of Utah.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy (or two, or three or…) to our membership meeting on December 13th for our annual Holiday Toy Drive. Following the meeting we will take the toys to the Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare office for distribution to kids in the foster care system. Gift cards can also be provided. Thank you for supporting our community!
Venue: Hayden’s Lakefront Grill