Upcoming Task Force Webinar - Preventing Suicide among Justice-Involved Youth: Newly Developed Tools, Recommendations, and Research on 4/17
New Blog Post - National Summit on Lived Experience in Suicide Prevention
Action Alliance Zero Suicide Academy - Applications due by 4/15
Upcoming Juvenile Justice Webinar
An April 17 webinar will focus on preventing suicide among justice-involved youth and will highlight new resources from our Youth in Contact with Juvenile Justice Task Force. The webinar is the first in a series hosted by SAMHSA & the Action Alliance. Juvenile justice, suicide prevention, and mental health stakeholders on the Federal, state, and local levels are encouraged to attend.
Blog Post Highlights Landmark Lived Experience Meeting
On March 5-6, members of the Suicide Attempt Survivors Task Force and representatives from the Zero Suicide priority met for the first time to discuss how the expertise of those with lived experience of suicide can inform the development of better supports and services in clinical settings. Action Alliance members Eduardo Vega, John Draper, and David Covington write about the significance of perhaps the first meeting of its kind in "Lighting the Way Forward: The National Summit on Lived Experience in Suicide Prevention
Action Alliance Zero Suicide Academy
The Action Alliance Zero Suicide Academy, to be conducted June 26-27, 2014 in Washington, DC, will provide the tools and support for organizations to adopt approaches to dramatically reduce suicide among people under care. Agency leadership teams will learn the seven dimensions of Zero Suicide and collaborate with faculty to develop their own action plan.
Eligible organizations are health care or behavioral health organizations that provide an array of community-based clinical services. Applicants/participants must come with teams of 3-6 individuals. Organizations who should apply are those who are ready to adopt and implement a Zero Suicide approach. Applications can be submitted from state departments of health or mental health, behavioral health organizations, integrated delivery systems, federal qualified health centers, or private insurers.