Suicide Prevention Webinar Series

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Information in a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention, and prior to the adoption of advanced practices in a pathway to care.

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Suicide Prevention Webinar Series


 These two webinars are for all staff in health care, mental health organizations, primary care and hospitals, schools and community settings interested in suicide prevention skills and the framework for suicide safer care. They provide basic information for all involved in a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention, and prior to the adoption of advanced practices in a pathway to care.

  There is no cost to attend.

 Offered by VT Suicide Prevention Center under fundingfrom the Vermont Department of Mental Health.

 Introduction to Zero Suicide in Vermont:Suicide Safe Pathways to Care

Zero Suicide is a set of evidence-based principles and practices for preventing suicide within health and mental health systems.  The foundational belief of Zero Suicide is that suicide deaths for individuals under care are preventable. Zero Suicide requires a system-wide approach to improve outcomes and close gaps. This webinar describes how systematic suicide care closes gaps for the suicidal person, what is involved in the implementation of a ZS approach, and what resources exist to support this work. 


 1) Understand the context for the adoption of Zero Suicide principles and practices 

2) Introduce essential elements and evidence-based practices  

3) Learn about Vermont Zero Suicide initiatives  4) Identify Zero Suicide resources for health care and mental health providers in Vermont

  This webinar is offered on October 21, 2020 8:00 am –9:00 am

  Umatter Suicide Prevention Awareness Overview

 Suicide is preventable and one of the first steps is to increase our awareness and skills for talking about it. Join us for an overview of the skill set needed to help identify those who may need support. The information presented is focussed on how to begin the process of becoming a Gatekeeper and build upon resiliency resources in your community and workplace. It is important for staff in settings that will be adopting suicide screening and assessment to have basic understanding of the role of Gatekeeper.  This webinaris specifically designed for those whowant to increase their comfort level with the topic of suicide and with talking about suicide with clients, family and community members, and for those who would like a refresher on this content.


1) Review correct language when talking about suicide

2) Introduce and grow understanding of the role of Gatekeeper

2) Review statistics, both for Vermont and nationally, related to suicide 

3) Discuss protective and risk factors, and warning signs

4) Begin the discussion of the 3 step intervention process

5) Practice talking/asking about suicide

6) Identify additional resources for referral, help and training 

7) Conclude with one action step related to suicide prevention

This webinar is offered on    December 9, 2020 8:00 am – 9:00 am


There is no cost to attend.

Offered by VT Suicide Prevention Center under funding from the Vermont Department of Mental Health.

1 Hour of CEUS are approved through the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation for:

  • Alchohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Allied Mental Health
  • Psychological Examiners
  • Social Workers

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