Sally Spencer-Thomas

Sally Spencer-Thomas

Sally Spencer-Thomas, Psy.D., as a clinical psychologist, mental health advocate, faculty member and survivor of her brother’s suicide, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas sees the issues of suicide prevention from many perspectives.

Currently, she holds leadership positions for the Carson J Spencer Foundation, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and the American Association for Suicidology, a mental health advocacy group, and survivor of her younger brother’s suicide. She is an in-demand speaker on the topic of suicide prevention and other mental health issues. Dr. Spencer-Thomas has shared her insights with organizations such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Department of Higher Education, and the International Association of Suicide Prevention, among many others. At Regis University, Dr. Spencer-Thomas is currently the Principal Investigator for the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant (SAMHSA) in partnership with the Carson J Spencer Foundation and the BACCHUS Network. Additionally, she serves as the Co-Chair-Elect of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado, and an advisor to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. In the past she has served as the area consultant for the Rocky Mountain region of the BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network and as the regional coordinator for the U. S. Department of Education’s network addressing collegiate alcohol and other drug issues. 

Dr. Spencer-Thomas lives in Conifer, Colorado with her three sons and partner and is an avid marathon runner.

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Violence Goes to College: The Authoritative Guide to Prevention and Intervention 

Mental Health Issues

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"Great Speaker.  Our conference attendees truly appreciate Dr. Spencer-Thomas presentation. Well prepared, well delivered and we recommend her to anyone wanting a solid speaker."

--Meeting Executive, Penn State University


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