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Links to Live Sessions

The Live Session Gallery will be available on the day of the conference. The URL link to the gallery will be provided in your registration confirmation email and calendar invitation. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your junk folder. If you do not have it, please contact Cara at prior to the conference.

Please Note: The Live Session links will not be available before the session starts. To “attend” the conference, you need to go to the Live Session Gallery, find the session you wish to attend, and click on that Live Session button.

Participants are responsible for ensuring they have the minimum computer standards for participating in the virtual conference via Zoom. Zoom works best with Chrome or Firefox. Please download Zoom prior to opening the link. MHA/PSW is not responsible for participant technological issues, including, but not limited to, inadequate bandwidth and/or registrant equipment malfunction.

Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop: Building this Essential Skill for Our Well-Being

Barbara Moser will facilitate a three-hour Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop on Wednesday, September 9, 1:15-4:30 pm. Space is limited. While the conference registration form is combined, there are separate fees for the workshop and the conference registration.

Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop details and registration >>

Call for Posters - Abstracts Due August 21

The 2020 PSW Conference Planning Committee is now accepting submissions for poster presentations. Posters will be displayed on the PSW website, references throughout the live conference, and featured on social media.

Updated poster submission details >>


The HOPES Award is presented annually at the PSW Conference to an individual or organization who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to suicide prevention in Wisconsin. The HOPES Award is dedicated to Helping Others Prevent and Educate About Suicide, a group of suicide loss survivors who spearheaded Wisconsin’s suicide prevention efforts for 19 years.

Continuing Education Hours

The conference has been approved for up to 9.25 Continuing Education Hours through the National Association of Social Workers - Wisconsin Chapter. The Wisconsin Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Examining Board has authorized NASW-WI to approve continuing education programs relevant to the professional practice of social work.Individuals with other credentials are responsible for determining if this meets their CEH requirements.To receive a CEH certificate you will be required to sign in and out of each session you attend and submit a CEH form. Instructions will be provided during the conference.

*Note: There are four breakout sessions that are not eligible for CEHs. This is noted on the session descriptions page and agenda page.

Registration Fee & Deadlines

$25   General Registration Fee

  $0   This option is available to anyone for whom the fee is a barrier to attending the conference.

$40   Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

If you require special accommodations, please contact us by August 14 at or 414-336-7970 or 414-336-7969 so we can best meet your needs.            

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be granted upon a written request received by September 1. Cancellations after September 1 will be assessed a $10 processing fee. No refunds will be provided after September 4.


If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us at or 414-336-7969 or 414-336-7970.

If you require special accommodations, please contact us by August 14 so we can best meet your needs.


Mental Health America of Wisconsin administers the Prevent Suicide Wisconsin conference under a contract with the Department of Health Services and in collaboration with the Prevent Suicide Wisconsin Steering Committee.

We thank these organizations for their grant support of the conference.


Funding for this conference was made possible in part by grants from the WI Department of Health Services (DHS)/Division of Care & Treatment Services and Division of Public Health, and the WI Department of Public Instruction/Student Services – Prevention & Wellness Team. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by the speakers or moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the DHS; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government or the State of Wisconsin.

Thank you to our Sponsors!