Public invited to suicide prevention forum 


In support of Suicide Prevention Month, the University of Guam’s I Pinangon Campus Suicide Prevention Program will be hosting its annual Suicide Prevention Forum to educate the community on the topics of suicide and suicide prevention. The forum will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, via Zoom. The forum is free for the public to tune into.

Under the theme “Diversity, Social Justice, and Suicide Prevention,” the forum will provide a unique perspective on how diversity and social justice are connected to suicide and suicide prevention in Guam and the Micronesian region.

The agenda includes:

  • Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Sen. Amanda Shelton
  • Guest Speakers: 
    • Thomas W. Krise, Ph.D., President of UOG
    • Lawrence Camacho, Ed.D., Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Success, UOG
    • KristiAnna S. Whitman, Ph.D., Project Director of Guam Focus on Life, Guam Behavioral Health & Wellness Center
    • Annette David, M.D., Chair of the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup
    • Lola Q. Bautista, Ph.D., Associate Professor at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
    • Tim de La Cruz, Ph.D., Executive Director of Guam’s Alternative Lifestyle Association
    • Josealyn “Jojo” Eria, UOG Alumna
    • Edward Leon Guerrero, UOG Alumnus
    • Samuel Ilesugam, Executive Director of Guma’ Mami
    • Nedine Songeni, Program Coordinator for Humanities Guåhan
  • Special Performance: “You Will Be Found” acapella cover by the UOG Latte Tones choir

  Those interested in tuning into the forum via Zoom can register at For more information, call (671) 735-2883 or email

(UOG News Release)