CAMS Care Webinar - Suicide and Older Adults

Wednesday, August 12 | 12-1PM CT 

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At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will understand the scope of the problem of suicide in older adults, factors that place older people at increased risk for suicide, and evidence for effective approaches to its prevention.


AFSP Webinar - Prioritizing Mental Health During Back to School 

Thursday, August 13 | 12PM CT 

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Join us for “Prioritizing Mental Health During Back to School: A Discussion for K-12 Parents/Guardians, Educators and Staff.” This panel discussion will explore ways we can all prioritize our own (and our children’s) mental health as we navigate a return to school. Webinar will go live at 12PM on AFSP National's Facebook page. Follow the AFSP National page to be reminded. 

 Upcoming Web Conference - 5th Annual WI Peer Recovery Conference 

August 13-14, 2020 | Registration: $50 per person 

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Conference Objectives 

Demonstrate aspects of effect peer support within community services mental health and substance use recovery, enhance individual skills to provide more effect personal support, and explore innovative applications of peer support in communities 

Who Should Attend

Advocates, individuals interested in supporting others more effectively, Mental Health Professionals, and Peer Specialists

CFRP Webinar:  Improving the Collaboration of Fatality Reviews with American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Wednesday, August 19 | 12pm CT 

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Join the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention for a webinar focused on improving coordination with American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. This webinar will highlight a recently-released guidance to support fatality review teams in these efforts, as well as 10 suggestions for enhancing collaboration, and relevant stories from the fatality review field.

Mental Health Academy: 2020 Suicide Prevention Summit (Free and Online) 

August 29-30 

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Mental Health Academy partners with the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the American Association of Suicidology to bring you the 2020 Suicide Prevention Summit. The purpose of this Summit is to equip practicing mental health professionals with the most up-to-date, advanced knowledge and treatment options on suicide prevention.

Over 2 days, August 29 & 30, you’ll have free access to all Summit sessions, live online (via webinar). You will then have on-demand streaming access for an additional three weeks, from August 31 to September 20.

One of the most powerful resources we have to reduce suicide is our frontline mental health workforce. We believe that by providing mental health practitioners with global best-practice knowhow and skills, we can tangibly reduce suicide rates in the United States.

Southwestern WI Behavioral Health Partnership: Peer Support Specialist Training 

Starts September 4 (16 day training) | Free and online 

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A certified peer specialist is a professional who uses their personal lived experience to provide support to others and demonstrate that recovery is possible. This 16 day training will be facilitated by Independent Living Resources, Inc. using an online format. If applicants are accepted into the training, and do not have the necessary equipment, they may request a tablet and hotspot for the duration of the training. September 4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. 


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 

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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

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.