At the National Council for Behavioral Health Pre-Conference in April, a panel of national Zero Suicide experts will share how the Zero Suicide model can be tailored for use in varied health care settings. The all-day presentation, titled Comprehensive Suicide Care to Address Hard-to-Reach-Populations will discuss in-depth how the Zero Suicide model can be tailored to serve patient populations with higher rates of suicide and may be more difficult to engage or link to care.
Find out more about the panel at the NatCon website: https://natcon18.thenationalcouncil.org/program/#preconference
The next public Zero Suicide webinar is on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 from 2:30 – 4:00 PM EST. The topic is improving care for homeless patients at risk for suicide.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to (1) identify commonly experienced challenges in providing suicide care to homeless patients, (2) describe unique suicide screening, risk assessment, and safety planning considerations for this population, and (3) demonstrate how health and behavioral health organizations can establish meaningful partnerships with community organizations to augment safer suicide care practices for patients experiencing homelessness.
Registration link: https://go.edc.org/ZeroSuicideWebinar
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
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
Conference number: PWXW4219579
Audience passcode: 8457687
Participants can join the event directly at:
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
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.
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.
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.
Wyoming’s Zero Suicide Kick-Off Workshop
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).