Over 170 participants attended to learn about and support an audacious goal: Making suicide a “never event” in our community. The 111 evaluation respondents indicated:
High level, then dug into the “how”. This made it very valuable, doesn’t often happen at conferences.
Excited to implement changes in my private practice.
I feel energized and am looking forward to sharing this information with my agency – and with my family and friends as well. Thank you.
Congratulations again on an OUTSTANDING ZS Conference – I was thrilled and honored to be a part of it.
Thank you so much for the chance to spend some time with you all this week working on suicide prevention. You all are truly ahead of the game and leaders in this space.
As you move this project forward in Dane County … I look forward to our continued collaboration!
Dane County Suicide Crisis Line: (608) 280-2600
National Suicide Prevention Line:
For Veterans Press 1, En Español Oprima El 2
We are currently focusing on three major program initiatives:
A Collaborative Safety Plan (formulated by the patient and provider) is completed with every patient experiencing suicidality.
This Safety Plan discussion must include “means reduction” (how to eliminate access to guns and other methods of suicide).
Safe Communities offers a free QPR (Question Persuade Refer) training where participants learn the warning signs for suicide, how to offer hope, and how to seek help to save a life.
QPR is CPR for Suicide Prevention.
Over the next few months we will be producing and distributing materials and training to area gun shops on suicide prevention. As mentioned during the conference, our coordinator, Jean Papalia, has already reached out to gun shop owners and plans are in the works.