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Date: 12/5/2018 9:37:43 AM

Heads Up!

In this issue

Zero Suicide Training

Last Call - Breakout Proposals

Webinar - Safety Not Stigma

Webinar - Social Connectedness

Capitol Briefing

New CDC Data Released 


Zero Suicide Training

MHA will be offering a 2-day Zero Suicide training on June 20-21 in Eau Claire. We ask for teams of at least four individuals from health/behavioral health care organizations to attend. The training walks people through the seven elements of Zero Suicide and facilitates development of implementation plans. A one-year learning community is included for training participants. Applications will be released in January.

As a reminder, the final Request for Applications (RFA) for the ZS Regional Training Grants has been posted to the Zero Suicide page on the Prevent Suicide Wisconsin website. Applications are due on Dec. 13, 2018.

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Last call! Breakout session proposals are due this Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. The planning committee is seeking proposals that align with the conference theme of connection, demonstrate evidence-based practices, enhance practical skills, support recovery, and energize people. Presentations that focus on populations at disproportionate risk of suicide are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Webinar - Safety Not Stigma: Reframing the Way We Talk about Guns and Violence

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm CST.

This webinar features our own Shel Gross along with Jean Papalia, who is part of the suicide prevention team at Safe-Communities Madison-Dane County. The focus will be on dialogue with the gun-owning/selling community around suicide prevention as well as laws that can reduce suicide by common sense limitations on access to firearms to those at risk. Register now!

Webinar - Preventing Suicide through Social Connectedness: An Overview of What We Know About Promoting Connectedness

Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm CST

In this webinar, Kim Van Orden, PhD, from the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at the University of Rochester, will discuss the state of the science on social connectedness as an intervention target to prevent suicide. She will discuss current challenges faced by researchers and practitioners in suicide prevention. Register now!

Capitol Briefing on Suicide Prevention

Wednesday, December 12 at 10:00am

Join the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project for a Capitol Briefing on strategies to prevent suicide among youth and young adults in Wisconsin. Panelists from public, academic, and non-profit organizations will discuss current data, programs, and policies for lawmakers and others to consider. Click here to register for the waitlist.

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While suicide is climbing over 18 years, progress is achievable. Click here to review the key findings and a collective statement from the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. 

"Suicide is a public health issue that requires a public health approach. The data provide a renewed call to action to address suicide in our nation collectively – with the collaboration of public and private partners – and implement fully what we know is working and has the potential to save lives."

Action Alliance Launches New Website

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is delighted to announce the launch of its revamped website and a new microsite that houses the Action Alliance Faith Communities Task Force’s Faith.Hope.Life. campaign. To learn more about the role of the Action Alliance in advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, click here.