Wisconsin Zero Suicide Training 2020
Call for Applications is now closed.

Mental Health America of Wisconsin, with support through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services/Division of Care and Treatment Services, is inviting applications from eligible entities to participate in the 6th Annual WI Zero Suicide Training and subsequent learning community.

Please see the Call for Applications for eligibility, training description, expectations, and more. 

Download Call for Applications

After careful consideration, MHA and Wisconsin Zero Suicide Faculty have have decided to host the 2020 Wisconsin Zero Suicide Training (WZST) over a series of three days starting at 9 am and running approximately 5 hours each day. The dates will be Wednesday, August 19, Thursday, August 20, and Friday, August 21.
Virtual Platform
The training, including presentation of content and interactive implementation planning, will be hosted virtually on Zoom. If there is anything that prohibits you from accessing Zoom as the platform for this training, please contact MHA at psw@mhawisconsin.org.
Deadline Extended
We are extending the deadline for applications to July 14, at 4:00 pm. The application narrative and Organizational Self-Study must be submitted via email to Cara Hansen at cara@mhawisconsin.org. Applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, July 31.
Team Cost
The cost will be $250 per team. (This is a reduction in cost from $100 per individual.) The $250 fee will be payable upon notification of acceptance.

 Timeline and Submission Process 

Application released

Monday, February 3, 2020

Applicant Teleconference

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm CT

Deadline Extended:

Application and Self-Study Due

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Applicants notified of their status

Friday, July 31, 2020

Zero Suicide Training conducted

Wednesday, August 19 – Friday, August 21 (approx. 5 hrs./day)

Final Organizational Self-Study Due

July 2021

Notification of Changes:
Any changes or updates to the application or instructions will be communicated through the Prevent Suicide Wisconsin listserv. If you are not signed up to receive e-newsletters through the listserv, you can do so at: https://www.preventsuicidewi.org/e-newsletter.


Wisconsin Zero Suicide Training Applicant Call

MHA of WI hosted an Applicant Call on March 11 to review elements of the application and answer questions from interested organizations.

 Watch/listen to the call recording>>

Please contact MHA for any questions:

Leah Rolando, Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator: leahr@mhawisconsin.org

Brian Michel, Director of Prevention Services: brian@mhawisconsin.org

Cara Hansen, Information & Assistance Coordinator: cara@mhawisconsin.org

MHA phone: (414) 276-3122


MHA of WI Suicide Care Trainings

In collaboration with Mental Health America of Wisconsin, the Behavioral Health Training Partnership is pleased to offer suicide care trainings for mental health professionals and health care providers supporting individuals who may be at risk of suicide. These four unique training opportunities are made possible through grant funding from the Department of Health Services to promote best practice and evidence-based techniques in recognizing, assessing and managing suicidal thoughts and behaviors.