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Zero Suicide is an evolving initiative. Check out upcoming events as well as the newest stories, resources, and tools. 

Events

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Sep 12 2017
Webinar: Safe Care Transitions in a Zero Suicide Framework

A public Zero Suicide webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM EST. The topic will be safe care transitions in a Zero Suicide Framework.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to (1) Identify key care transition practices and partnerships for patients discharged from inpatient to outpatient care, (2) describe how one organization includes voices of individuals with lived experience in care transition practices, and (3) demonstrate how health and behavioral health organizations can establish partnerships with crisis service organizations to augment care transition practices.

Registration link: https://go.edc.org/zerosuicide

Jun 02 2017
SAMHSA Pre-Application Webinar for Zero Suicide Grant Applicants
Webinar
https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/

A SAMHSA pre-application webinar for the Zero Suicide grant program will take place from 2-3p EST on Friday June 2nd. SAMHSA encourages eligible entities interested in applying to participate.

The information on the webinar is as follows:

CALL DATE:             June 2, 2017  (Friday)

CALL TIME:             02:00 PM EASTERN TIME

DURATION:            1 hr

LEADER:                  James Wright

SCHEDULED PHONE NUMBER:

USA: Toll Free Number  1-800-857-2949

Participant passcode- 8457687

For Participants:
URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
Conference number: PWXW4219579
Audience passcode: 8457687
Participants can join the event directly at:
https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PWXW4219579&p=8457687&t=c

Oct 21 2016
Prevent Suicide Wisconsin: Third Annual Suicide Prevention Conference
Milwaukee County War Memorial
Milwaukee, WI

A CONFERENCE FOR

  • Individuals working in or affiliated with all aspects of Health Care
  • Mental Health and AODA Service/Support Organizations
  • Military and Veteran Service/Support Organizations
  • Community Service/Support Organizations
  • K-12 Schools and Higher Education
  • Faith Communities
  • First Responders
  • People with lived experience of mental illness, and their loved ones
  • All community members interested in suicide prevention

Speakers

Morning Keynote

Jerry Reed, PhD, MSW, has served as the Director of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center in Washington D.C. since 2008. Through this work he provides assistance to many key stakeholders in developing, implementing and evaluating programs and strategies to prevent suicide. Dr. Reed also serves as the Director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence and Suicide and Co-Director of the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention with partners at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Reed speaks nationally and internationally on the topic of suicide prevention. Dr. Reed received his Ph.D. in Health Related Sciences with an emphasis in Gerontology from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in 2007, as well as a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1982.

Afternoon Keynote

Becky Stoll, LCSW, is responsible for the overall operation of Centerstone’s Crisis and Disaster Management services in Nashville, TN and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of behavioral health experience. She is a recognized leader in the areas of crisis services, disaster mental health, and suicide prevention. She is a member of the National Action Alliance’s “Zero Suicides in Healthcare” Advisory Group as well as serving as a faculty and mentor. Ms. Stoll is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and a Diplomat of the American Association of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Ms. Stoll received a Master’s in the Science of Social Work from the University of Tennessee, and a BS in Psychology from Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Panel Moderators

Zero Suicide Panel

Sue Jungen, CADC, ICS, is the Co-Chair Zero Suicide Initiative in the Fox Valley as well as a Regional Leader of the Zero Suicide Initiative, and a member of the Zero Suicide Academy Faculty (2015, 2016). Ms. Jungen is a founding member, previous Co-Chair, and current board member of the Northeast Wisconsin Mental Health Connection. She serves as Co-Chair of the Fox Valley Substance Abuse Initiative. Ms. Jungen is also a certified instructor for Youth Mental Health First Aid and QPR.

Hear Our Voice Panel

Martina Gollin-Graves, MSW, received a Master’s in Social Work from the University of WisconsinMilwaukee,and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Alverno College. She is currently the President/CEO of Mental Health America of Wisconsin (MHA), a statewide agency providing mental health and suicide prevention education, advocacy and support for individuals, families, businesses and community organizations across the state of Wisconsin.

Oct 12 2016
Wyoming’s Zero Suicide Kick-Off Workshop
Wyoming

                                                                                                                                                                         

Wyoming’s Zero Suicide Kick-Off Workshop

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Featuring:

Jan Ulrich and Brian Ahmedani

The Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming invites healthcare organizations, small rural hospitals and community mental health centers to learn about the Zero Suicide initiative and prepare for the Zero Suicide Academy®, coming Spring 2017.

To learn more about Zero Suicide, visit www.zerosuicide.sprc.org.

Brian K. Ahmedani, PhD, LMSW is a research scientist at Henry Ford Health System with appointments at the Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research and the Department of Psychiatry.  He is also a licensed clinical therapist.  As a researcher, his main interests have centered around mental health and substance use services, with a special focus on suicide prevention.  Recently, Dr. Ahmedani and colleagues have studied variation in the patterns and timing of healthcare use prior to suicide behavior. He also conducts evaluation for the award-winning suicide prevention initiative, Perfect Depression Care, in Behavioral Health Services at Henry Ford.

Jan Ulrich is a Senior Project Associate with the Zero Suicide Institute of the Education Development Center, Inc.   She is the former State Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. She has been a leader in suicide prevention and awareness efforts on a national, state and local basis since 2002, after the issue of suicide touched her family very personally.  Ms. Ulrich led Kentucky’s safer suicide care initiative from 2012 to 2016.  Ms. Ulrich is the recipient of the 2004 NAMI KY Prevention Partner Award, the 2005 Suicide Prevention Advocacy Recognition Kentucky Award (SPARK), the 2006 Mental Health America of KY Jack B. Stith Advocate Award and the 2016 Robert Straus Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Suicide Prevention.

Apr 01 2016
Zero Suicide in Health and Behavioral Health Care: Results of a State-Based Initiative
Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology
Chicago, Illinois

In 2014 the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, in partnership with the National Council for Behavioral Health, held a Breakthrough Series intended to provide individual and group coaching to help provider organizations and state systems accelerate Zero Suicide implementation. Each team included a state-level governmental agency and a provider; six teams were selected to participate. This presentation will provide an overview of the Zero Suicide framework and  we will discuss the application and results of the breakthrough series as well as lessons learned for state suicide prevention or health care leaders looking to launch or strengthen an evolving Zero Suicide initiative.  Two state leaders, who participated in the breakthrough series and both of whom oversee successful Zero Suicide initiatives, will share their experiences.

Mar 06 2016
Best Practices in Providing Suicide Safer Care in Health Care Settings
National Council for Behavioral Health Annual Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada

Health care providers see people at risk for suicide every day. But how do you know that you are providing safe, evidence-based treatments that work?  Does your staff truly feel comfortable and confident to work with this population?  Does your electronic health record reflect a clinical workflow for suicide care? This preconference session will focus on providing step-by-step evidence-based suicide care in health care settings from assessment to follow-up. Presenters who have done the work of making this change will share their successes and lessons learned. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Zero Suicide framework provides the rationale, tools and support for organizations to adopt and launch this comprehensive approach to suicide safer care in clinical settings.

Feb 08 2016
Utah Zero Suicide Academy
Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Utah Zero Suicide Academy® is sponsored by the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH). Health and behavioral health care organizations in Utah that are ready to adopt and implement a Zero Suicide approach should apply. Applications are due by December 31, 2015. 

http://zerosuicide.sprc.org/zero-suicide-academy 

Sep 21 2015
Zero Suicide: International Declaration & Social Movement
Institute for Mental Health Leadership Annual Leadership Exchange
Atlanta, GA

On September 21 and 22, 2015, forty individuals representing multiple countries will gather at the Capital City Club in Atlanta, Georgia as part of the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) conference to jointly craft an International Declaration for Zero Suicide in Healthcare. “Zero Suicide in Healthcare 2015: an International Declaration and Social Movement” is a joint effort of the International Institute for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) and the International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP).

Aug 19 2015
Overview of Texas and National Zero Suicide Initiatives
Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium: Coming Together to Care 2015
Houston, TX
The opening session at Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium: Coming Together to Care 2015 will feature Texas and national leaders in the Zero Suicide movement:
Mike Maples, Deputy Commissioner for Texas Department of State Health Services
Lynn Lasky Clark, M.S.W.  President and CEO Mental Health America of Texas
Mike Hogan, Ph.D.  Independent Advisor, Hogan Health Solutions, LLC
Edward Coffey, M.D.   President and CEO  Menninger Clinic 
Jenna Heise, M.A. Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Texas Department of State Health Services
 
Apr 19 2015
The Zero Suicide Approach: Providing Suicide Safer Care in Health Care Settings
National Council for Behavioral Health Annual Conference
Orlando, FL

This hands-on pre-conference workshop will help launch organizations interested in adopting a Zero Suicide approach. Participants will learn to describe the Zero Suicide core elements, complete an organizational self-study, identify key next steps, and describe the tools available to health care organizations seeking to adopt a Zero Suicide approach.

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