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.