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April 1, 2020: Implementation Outcomes, Training, & CAMS Spotlight

Wednesday, April 1, 12-1pm CT

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Join us for a presentation on MHA's Zero Suicide Implementation Report outlining successes and challenges Wisconsin health care organizations  have experienced in their implementation of the framework. Learn about several suicide care trainings currently being offered throughout the state to equip providers with understanding and tools to utilize when working with folks who are suicidal. Finally, learn about the CAMS Framework as a clinical philosophy of care and a therapeutic framework for suicide-specific assessment and treatment of a patient's suicidal risk.


Erica Steib, MPH Candidate, UWM Zilber School of Public Health and Suicide Prevention Specialist with Mental Health America of Wisconsin

Elizabeth (Liz) Bartz, MS, Trainer and Development Specialist, Behavioral Health Training Partnership, UW-Green Bay

Kevin J. Crowley, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, Sales and Contract Management,


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Resources Coming Soon

November 13, 2019: Expanding Access to Mental Health Care, A Critical Strategy Towards Achieving Zero Suicides


Dr. Jon A. Lehrmann, MD, Professor and Chairman in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin

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Watch Presentation Zoom Recording>>

May 23: Care Transitions 


Elaine de Mello, LCSW, NAMI New Hampshire 

Shannon Murano, MS, New Hampshire Hospital

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February 8, 2019: Assessing Thoughts of Suicide in Adolescents and Younger Children


Scott W. Radtke, MSE, LPC, NCC, Chief Clinical Officer, Catalpa Health

Gina Day (Leonardelli), LPC, NCC, Mental Health Therapist and Clinic Project Coordinator, Catalpa Health

Lakiesha Russell, LPC, Therapist, Speaker, Consultant, CEO of The Evolving Chair Counseling and Consulting Agency


October 24, 2018: Jail Suicide Prevention

See notes here 


May 25, 2018: Death Review Teams

Denise Wirth (Eau Claire City-County Health Department) and Debbie Rueber (Kenosha County Division of Health)  discussed death review teams. The “Self-Harm Death Analysis Review Team  (SDART) Toolkit” was referenced throughout the presentation. Notes from the call >>

DQA’s report on reportable suicide deaths in Wisconsin

January 25, 2018: Pathway to Care

Jenna Heise, Texas’ State Suicide Prevention Coordinator, presented on the pathway to care and care transitions. Jenna’s work is with Texas’ local mental health authorities which are similar to our county human service providers - so this is especially relevant to those  working in the public system and with programs such as CSP and CCS.
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