2019 Conference Summary
ZERO SUICIDE CONFERENCE
PRESENTATIONS (click link to download PDF)
Cheryl Wittke & Corinda Rainey Moore
Meghan Henderson & Susan Janty
Suicide in Dane County: Scope of the Problem
Charles Vear & Hannah Flanagan
Etiology of Suicide
A Vision for Community Suicide Prevention Efforts
Dr. Beth Lonergan
Integrated Care in Action Panel
Elizabeth Zeidler-Schreiter, PsyD, Shanda Wells, PsyD, Victoria Egizio, PhD, Jacob Austin, PsyD
Risk Identification Strategy at VA – Andrea Bailey
Moral Distress, Debriefing, and Code Lavender – Rev. Charles A. Rogers & Terry Murphy
Mental Health Liaison/Officer Program – Capt. Matt Tye & Sgt. Sarah Shimko
Pathways in Primary Care – Victoria Egizio, PhD
Suicide Prevention at Epic
SUICIDE CRISIS LINE
Dane County Suicide Crisis Line: (608) 280-2600
National Suicide Prevention Line:
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Safe Communities is not a counseling or crisis center and does not provide direct services. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
We are currently focusing on three major program initiatives:
ZERO SUICIDE INITIATIVE
Safe Communities is coordinating a Zero Suicide partnership that includes all area health care systems, as well as community organizations with a role to play in suicide prevention. The initiative is modeled after Henry Ford Health Care System’s program, which demonstrated an 80% reduction in suicide among health care plan members.
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.
GUN SHOP PROJECT
Safe Communities launched a replication of New Hampshire’s Project Connect Guns Shop Project in 2016. The program is promoted on Harvard University’s Means Matters website as a means reduction strategy.