Suicide Prevention in Dane County: Where Are We Now? (Madison)

Thursday, September 14, 2017
12:30 PM
4:30 PM
UW Health at the American Center, 4602 Eastpark Blvd, Madison WI 53703

Suicide Prevention in Dane County: Where Are We Now?

Sept. 14, 2017
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
UW-Health - American Center, Conference Room 1660

A full afternoon of learning and collaboration around key steps to take towards Zero Suicide goal in Dane County.

Agenda includes:

> An update by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi on progress made since the June, 2016 Zero Suicide Conference and challenges going forward.

> An opportunity to learn about Zero Suicide progress at Centerstone Behavioral Health System through a phone interview with Becky Stoll. Becky was one of the keynote speakers at the June, 2016 Conference and her presentation was very well received.

> A panel discussion exploring the overlap between opioid and other substance abuse and suicide. Recent data suggests that people with substance use disorders are about six times more likely to die by suicide than the general population. Panel members will include clinicians and others involved in both the Drug Poisoning Prevention Coalition and the Zero Suicide Project.

> An opportunity for participants to share their ideas on how to better integrate the overdose prevention and suicide prevention work.

> Two options for the last 75 minutes:

* A QPR Gatekeeper class (taught by Jean Papalia, QPR/Suicide Prevention Trainer with Safe Communities)

* An opportunity for discussion/collaboration with other organizations on key issues and topics related to Zero Suicide implementation, including patient screening and assessment; planning and providing Zero Suicide education; providing on-going support to employees; implementing and improving Collaborative Safety Plans, among several others.

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Contact: Mary Zimmerman for current updates