PAPA’s YouthCHAT and Suicide Prevention Team on Retreat

PAPA’s YouthCHAT team (Casey Combs, Grace Crandell, Jada Doney, Maysie Kilgore, Atlee Musgrave, Amanda Sinkevitch, G. Westphal,) and PAPA’s Statewide Suicide Prevention team (Charlie Burnham, Serenity Gomez, Chad Mortensen) attended a retreat on Positive Youth Development, Suicide Prevention, and Peer Helping Skills, presented by the New Mexico Department of Health (OSAH) and Prevention New Mexico.

*Not present : YouthCHAT Ambassador Jenaya Aguirre.

We were able to work with student leaders from Native American Community Charter School and Cottonwood Classical Charter School for a day full of team building, networking, peer-to-peer communication, and life saving!

Thank you to Roadrunner Foodbank for hosting us and to Tessa (NMDOH) and JoAnn (Prevention New Mexico) for a fantastic retreat!

We will be sharing communication skills, peer-to-peer helping skills, and suicide prevention skills for the PAPA community soon, so stay tuned!