Safe States Webinar - Leveraging a Systems Thinking Approach to ACEs and Suicide Prevention in a Remote Environment 

September 28 | 12pm CT

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When determining how to address some of the most pressing population health outcomes such as suicide and ACEs, there is an abundance of evidence that points to utilizing a Shared Risk and Protective Factors (SRPF) approach. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, several of the risk and protective factors for these health outcomes have been exacerbated and, moving forward, will likely require new and innovative approaches to mitigate or prevent worsened health outcomes. Systems Thinking is a well-known approach to tackling complex problems. A Systems Thinking approach can help us see connections between SRPF and a variety of outcomes that are of priority to our partners and stakeholders. During this webinar, systems thinking will be defined, and a variety of systems thinking tools will be introduced that can enable you to progress your prevention and/or response work to meet the evolving needs of your communities in times when we don’t have a blueprint. Presenters will also highlight key considerations when facilitating systems thinking work in a virtual format.

MCW Webinar - COVID19 to Action: Responding to Mental Health Needs in Our Community 

October 1 | 10:30AM | AMA Credits available

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From COVID-19 to Action: Responding to Mental Health Needs in Our Community is a 90-minute virtual conference hosted by the Medical College of Wisconsin Office of Community Engagement on Thursday, Oct 1 from 10:30 am – 12 pm. The agenda includes a plenary session and smaller break-out sessions for attendees to discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted support of persons experiencing mental health issues and innovative, actionable solutions in clinical and community spaces. We are seeking to rapidly learn and act during the COVID-19 crisis.

Online, Self-Paced Trainings from UW Green Bay Behavioral Health Training Partnership 

Continuing Education Hour Opportunity

Free for non-members thru October 2020 

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The following courses are available for any behavioral health professionals free of charge through the end of October 2020. After that, they will be available free for BTHP members and for others with a fee. The trainings included are:

  • Supporting Farmers Mental Health: Understanding Farm Culture and Family Dynamics
  • Mental Health Technician (Community Support Program) Orientation Course
  • Providing Effective Telehealth for Behavioral Health: Best Practices, Tips and Engagement Strategies

BHTP offers a variety of trainings, some free for members and others available with a fee. Click here for more info on the UW Green Bay BTHP. 


IDHA Online Training Series:Healing Systems: Models, Tools, and Strategies to Transform Mental Health Practice

Oct. 24 | Nov. 21 | Dec. 12 | 11-1:30 PM CT  

$49 per class OR $102 for bundle (reduced rate available for $25/class) 

CEs available 

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IDHA’s Fall 2020 live online training series seeks to think beyond “how to” style skills trainings in order to advance a new narrative that breaks down power asymmetries, creates space for critical dialogue, and acknowledges the societal and structural factors that contribute to inequity, trauma, and what some call mental illness. The series’ three sessions will cover a variety of perspectives from experts in life and in work to explore systems at every level: oppressive societal structures and institutions, communities and networks of individuals, and the systems we embody. 

The three courses cover: 

  • Systems Thinking: Deconstructing the Landscape of Social Services
  • Participatory Approaches to Treatment and Healing: Adaptations of Open Dialogue
  • Embodied Transformation: Somatics & Internal Family Systems

AFSP - Training for Creating and Managing Virtual Suicide Bereavement Support Groups 

This webinar will instruct you on how to use free video technology to hold a virtual suicide bereavement support group online. Instructions on the logistics of online groups, as well as practical ways to facilitate a virtual suicide bereavement support group, will be covered.Many suicide bereavement support groups are or have moved their in-person support groups to a virtual format over the last few weeks. These sudden and unpredictable changes in our daily lives have caused stressors for everyone, and, as we know, when someone is grieving, they are especially isolated. This free webinar will be recorded and available for all suicide loss support group facilitators. 

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Click here for the training slides


SPRC Webinar: Treating Suicidal Patients During COVID19: Best Practices and Telehealth 

Click here to access event materials (recording and slides) 

Mental health professionals continue to provide therapy for patients using telehealth despite this new era of quarantine and COVID-19. This is a significant change for most but research suggests that telehealth can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy and for some patients, it is even preferable. Many clinicians were treating patients at risk for suicide safely in outpatient settings, rarely turning to hospitalization, prior to this quarantine and can continue to provide safe and effective care using telehealth. 

This webinar addressed the use of three best practices in caring for people at risk for suicide that can be delivered easily and effectively via telehealth: safety plans, treatment that directly targets thoughts of suicide, and DBT-based self-help skills and resources that clinicians can start employing in treatment immediately as well as share with patients.

Trainings from TTCs around the country

March-May 2020 | Peer Recovery Support Series (click to find list of recordings) Great Lakes ATTC & NAADAC webinar series

April-May 2020 |  Suicide Prevention Across the Educational Continuum: Six-Part Webinar Series (click for recordings), Mountain Plains MHTTC webinar series
April 7-28, 2020 | 10AM-11:00 AM | Telehealth Learning & Consultation (TLC) Tuesdays, Mid-America ATTC & MHTTC, Mountain Plains MHTTC, and SAMHSA virtual series | Click for recordings: Telehealth Basics, Telehealth Billing, Telehealth Tools, Telehealth with Children and Adolescents, Telehealth Troubleshooting 

MHTTC Webinar Series on Telehealth 

The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network is launching a national webinar series on clinical innovations in telehealth learning.  This is a weekly online series targeting high-priority clinical issues for providers using telehealth.

May 19 | Telehealth and Suicide Care (click for recording) 

May 26 | 12pm CT: Telehealth and CBT For Psychosis (click for recording)

June 2 | 12pm CT: Telehealth and Health Disparities, with the National Hispanic/Latino MHTTC (click for recording)

June 9 | 12pm CT: Telehealth and Trauma (click for recording



Other Trainings of Interest

April-May 2020 | Problem Gambling Clinical Webinar Series FY20MD Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling webinar series
April 3, 2020 | 2:00 PM | Telehealth & COVID-19: Implications for HIV Care & Treatment, HealthHIV webinar, available on demand
April 10, 2020 | Practicing Self-Compassion Webinar, MHA (click for recording) 
June 23-25, 2020 | SYNChronicity 2020: Virtually Syncing HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Healthvirtual conference

Online Learning for Healthcare Providers, 24/7

The HealtheKnowledge online learning portal offers a wide variety of courses in the areas of improving health and healthcare services.

  • Each high-quality HealtheKnowledge course offers a free Certificate of Completion for you to keep once you have passed the course requirements.
  • Continuing Education (CE) credit is available for most of our courses for $5 per credit hour.

Provider Wellbeing During a Public Health Crisis: Click here to access webinar (MHTTC)


Archived Webinars

Decarcerating Care: Taking Policing Out of Mental Health Crisis Response (IDHA) 

Preventing Suicide and Self Harm Among Black Youth (CSN) 

Suicide and Older Adults (CAMS Care) 

Suicide and Communities of Color (CAMS Care) 

 Under Reporting of Suicide Attempts in Gender Non-Conforming Individuals (MHA) 

Treating Suicidal Risk Using Telepsychology  (CAMS Care)

Treating Suicidal College Students using Telepsychology (CAMS Care) 

Responding to the Alarm - Addressing Black Youth Suicide (NIMH, SAMHSA) 

Ending African American Deaths from Despair  (Safe Communities and African American Opioid Coalition) 

Adapting and Implementing Caring Contacts for Suicide Prevention in VA (HSRD Cyberseminar, 3/9/2020)

Promoting Connectedness for Veterans and Active Duty Personnel (ICRC-S, 2018-19)

Promoting Connectedness for Youth Through Social Networks (ICRC-S)

What We Know About Stigma and How it Applies to Suicide. Heidi Bryan Consulting -

Suicide & Bullying: Preventing Suicide through Collaborative Upstream Interventions. ICRC-S Webinar

Developing and Delivering Effective Suicide Prevention Messaging: We All Play a Role!  National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention


Archived PSW Teleconferences/Webinars

2016 PSW teleconference series: The Elements of Zero Suicide.

Each teleconference will introduce you to one of the elements of the Zero Suicide model and provide a concrete strategy that you can begin to implement in your organization or community.

• March 15: The First Step: Evidence-Based Suicide Screening Across Medical & Mental Health Facilities

• May 17: Safety Planning

• September 20: Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicide

• November 15: The Elements of Zero Suicide; Training the Workforce; 2016 Coalition Survey Findings

May 16: First Responders

Care for the Caretakers: Responding to the elevated risk of suicide among first responders ,, Presented by Mary VanHaute

March 21: Middle Aged Men


  • Laurie Rosenblum, MPH - SPRC Researcher/Writer. Laurie will talk about Preventing Suicide among Men in the Middle Years: Recommendations for Suicide Prevention Programs, a report for which she directed research.
  • Barb Bigalke - Executive Director, Center for Suicide Awareness (Hopeline). Barb will talk about her outreach to taverns to reach this population.

Current State Statistics (Scroll to bottom of page. Open Excel spreadsheet.)

Preventing Suicide among Men in the Middle Years: Recommendations for Suicide Prevention Programs (SPRC) (Report)

Preventing Suicide among Men in the Middle Years: Recommendations for State and Community Suicide Prevention Programs (SPRC)  (PDF)

January 17: LGBTQ

What Can Wisconsin Communities Do to Support the Health of LGBTQ Youth?

LGBTQ Audience Specific Resources

New Webinars!

Stay up to date on evidence-based approaches to suicide prevention with the following sources.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center 

You can find information about suicide prevention at their website and also sign up for the weekly eNewsletter at They offer regular webinars on important topics. Visit the Training & Events page and filter by "General Webinars".

Injury Control Research Center

The ICRS for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is designed to bring you the latest news and research in the field of suicide prevention. You can find them at Find archived webinars here.

The Jed Foundation (JED)

JED works with partners to provide informative webinar sessions for campus professionals on current issues in college mental health. Learn more and find archived webinars here.

American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

 AAS promotes the understanding and prevention of suicide and supports those who have been affected by it. Find out about upcoming webinars and link to previously recorded webinars here.

Zero Suicide Topic Calls

 MHA offers quarterly Zero Suicide Topic Calls. These focus on topics of specific interest to organizations that have participated in our various Zero Suicide trainings. However, anyone may participate in these calls. Subscribe to the PSW eNews in order to learn about upcoming calls.