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Medford, OR 97504
Phone: 541-858-8170
Fax: 541-858-8167
Contact: Jennifer Jones
Email: info@columbiacare....
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday

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Consultation and Curricula Design Services through ColumbiaCare’s Center for Suicide Prevention


ColumbiaCare Services’ Center for Suicide Prevention offers consultation, training and curricula development services with the goal of creating suicide-safer communities.




Clients include universities, corporations, schools, states, jails and prisons, hospitals, and community and national organizations.


  Some of the services we offer include:

  • Curricula/Training Development
  • Suicide Screening
  • Internal Suicide Risk Reduction Protocols
  • Community Analysis of Risks and Resources
  • Developing Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Plans
  • Suicide Intervention Training
  • Postvention Planning

We can help you develop and implement a wide range of projects. Here are some examples of what we’ve done and what we’re up to.


Gary McConahay PhD has 29 years continuous experience in suicide prevention. He has served as a Crisis Line Volunteer, Mobile Crisis Clinician, and as the Executive Director of a suicide prevention agency. He is the Consulting Suicidologist for Southern Oregon University, and had taught suicide intervention in college-level classes in


California, Oregon, and Washington. He has been an invited speaker on community and statewide suicide prevention planning by the State of Oregon, Idaho State University, and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. He is a Senior Training Team Leader with LivingWorks Education Inc., and has provided ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) workshops throughout the United States and internationally. Dr. McConahay has consulted with the State of Oregon Department of Human Services’ Health Services, and currently serves on the Standards, Training, and Practices Subcommittee of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.


Jill Hollingsworth, MA, developed RESPONSE, a high-school based youth suicide prevention program designated as a national best practice. Through the State of


Oregon, she has consulted with state youth suicide prevention coordinators to implement suicide prevention programs. She is a Master-level ASIST trainer and has provided ASIST workshops throughout the state. She has consulted with the Education Development Center to design a training for state agency directors of juvenile justice facilities.


For more information on how we can help you with your project, contact Dr. Gary McConahay at 541.858.8170 or at



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