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Conference | NatCon24
April 14th-17th
All Day

Visit us at booth #1622, where we’ll be talking about how healthcare systems can improve their practices to support the wellbeing of their workforce.

We're Thrilled to Join You at NatCon2024

April 14th-17th, Zero Suicide Institute at EDC will be in St. Louis, MO with NatCon, the largest conference for mental health and substance use care.

National Council’s theme for NatCon24 is “Invest in Yourself: Improve Your Practice, Increase Your Impact." The focus is on future thinking for the mental health and substance use care community. It's a topic that resonates strongly with us at Zero Suicide Institute. The Zero Suicide framework calls on healthcare systems to make transformative changes to support the wellness of all healthcare workers.

We're part of Education Development Center (EDC), a nonprofit that advances solutions for education and health in communities across the globe. We provide professional development to healthcare workers, prevention specialists, and educators in key areas, including suicide prevention and substance use. We also offer consultation to systems dedicated to improving prevention and wellbeing for their workforce and the people they serve.

Connect with Us

Throughout the conference, you'll find us at booth #1622. We'll be near the Wellbeing Zone—check the app for directions! We'll be talking about the intersection of healthcare worker wellness and safer suicide care. And how transformative systems change requires a just culture approach. 

The exhibit hall will be open April 15th from 7:30am to 7pm, including during the reception from 5:30pm to 7pm. On the 16th, the hall will be open from 7:30am to 4:30pm Stop by any time for a chance to speak with:

  • Julie Goldstein Grumet, Zero Suicide Institute Director and Education Development Center Vice President
  • Barb Gay, Zero Suicide Institute Manager
  • Kathy Lisborg, Senior Project Associate, Zero Suicide Institute

If you'd like to set up a time to talk with Barb Gay, feel free to reach out in advance!

Schedule a Chat

We'll also be doing a raffle with our partners at Lyssn. Leave your contact information at our booth for a chance to win a personalized self-care giveaway. Three lucky winners will choose from a six-month membership to either Book of the Month or Atlas Coffee Club or a $100 gift card to the Sill, an online plant shop!

See us Present

Before the conference, Kathy Lisborg will be joined by Lawrence County Health Department, a Zero Suicide implementing organization, in a world café-style session for National Council grantees. The presentation will take place on Sunday, April 14th from 1pm to 5pm. 

Our Support


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Barb Gay
Barbara Gay
Associate Director, Zero Suicide Institute

Barb Gay is a highly experienced program leader and technical assistance provider who specializes in behavioral health and crisis care administration, suicide prevention system building, substance misuse prevention, social services, strategic planning, financial management, and staff development.

Julie Goldstein Grumet
Director, Zero Suicide Institute
Vice President, Education Development Center
Senior Health Care Advisor, Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Dr. Julie Goldstein Grumet, Director of the Zero Suicide Institute, provides strategic direction to healthcare systems to improve the identification and treatment of people at risk for suicide.

Kathy Lisborg New Photo Square
Kathleen Lisborg
Senior Project Associate, Zero Suicide Institute

Kathy Lisborg, licensed clinical social worker and senior project associate, is experienced in implementation science, mental health, substance use, LGBTQ issues, and trauma-informed care.