2019 Conference Summary

ZERO SUICIDE CONFERENCE

PRESENTATIONS (click link to download PDF)

Welcome
Cheryl Wittke & Corinda Rainey Moore

ZSI Intro
Meghan Henderson & Susan Janty

Suicide in Dane County: Scope of the Problem
Charles Vear & Hannah Flanagan

Etiology of Suicide
Meghan Henderson

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

Breakout Sessions
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:
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
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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).

our programs

We are currently focusing on three major program initiatives: 

ZERO SUICIDE INITIATIVE
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.

QPR TRAINING
QPR TRAINING

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
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.

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OUR SUPPORTERS

UnityPoint Health-Meriter Foundation

Journey Mental Health Center

The Medical Staff of UnityPoint Health-Meriter

UW Health

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin

Community Outreach Partners

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