What is the Zero Suicide Academy™?
The Zero Suicide Academy™ is a two-day training for senior leaders of health and behavioral health care organizations that seek to dramatically reduce suicides among patients in their care. Using the Zero Suicide framework, participants learn how to incorporate best and promising practices into their organizations and processes to improve care and safety for individuals at risk. Zero Suicide faculty provide both interactive presentations and small group sessions, and collaborate with participants to develop organization-specific action plans. The Zero Suicide Academy is presented by EDC, Inc.
“The Zero Suicide Academy grew out of a rising interest by health care organizations to learn how to provide better care for those at risk for suicide. The tools exist to improve care for those struggling with suicide, and there is evidence that a comprehensive approach works,” said Julie Goldstein Grumet, Director of Prevention and Practice at SPRC “Suicide is preventable, and health care systems need to embrace and work towards the aspirational goal of preventing ALL suicide deaths for patients in their care.”
Upcoming Zero Suicide Academies™
2016 Wisconsin Zero Suicide Academy™ | June 2016
The Wisconsin Zero Suicide Academy™ is sponsored by Mental Health America of Wisconsin with grant support from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The application deadline is March 4, 2016.
2016 Missouri Zero Suicide Academy™ | April 2016
The Missouri Zero Suicide Academy™ is sponsored by the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Eligibility is limited to members of the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare. The application deadline is February 19, 2016.
2016 Utah Zero Suicide Academy™ | February 2016
The Utah Zero Suicide Academy™ is sponsored by the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH). The application deadline has passed.
Previously Held Zero Suicide Academies™
2015 Zero Suicide Academy™ for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities | December 2015
Thirteen Indian Health Service, tribal, and urban health and behavioral health care organizations have been chosen to attend the first Zero Suicide Academy for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities.
2015 Zero Suicide Academy™ | June 2015
Twenty health and behavioral health care organizations were selected to attend the 2015 Zero Suicide Academy.
2014 Zero Suicide Academy™ | June 2014
Sixteen health and behavioral health care organizations were selected to attend the inaugural Zero Suicide Academy.