Registration Deadline
July 30, 2024 at 6:00pm ET
Healthcare professionals
Healthcare systems
$5,500.00 per team
Certificate of Participation
National Zero Suicide Academy Online | August 2024
August 27 & 28, 2024
11:00am - 7:00pm ET each day

Join other health and behavioral health systems for an August 2024 online Zero Suicide Academy® sponsored by the Education Development Center by registering before July 30, 2024.

About the Academy 


The Zero Suicide Academy is a two-day training for senior leaders of health and behavioral health care organizations that seek to dramatically reduce suicides among patients in their care. Using the Zero Suicide framework, participants learn how to incorporate best and promising practices into their organizations and processes to improve care and safety for individuals at risk. Zero Suicide Institute staff and faculty provide both interactive presentations and small group sessions, collaborating with participants to develop organization-specific action plans.

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The objectives of the Zero Suicide Academy are to:

  • Provide organizations interested in adopting a Zero Suicide approach with the skills and information necessary to launch and sustain their effort;
  • Create collaborative links between participating organizations in order to share lessons learned, unique perspectives, knowledge, skills, and training decisions; and 
  • Support systems to design a successful action plan for their Zero Suicide implementation.


Pre-Academy August 20th, 2024 at 1:00pm- 2:00pm ET

Academy Day One August 27th, 2024 at 11:00am- 7:00pm ET

Academy Day Two August 28th, 2024 at 11:00am- 7:00pm ET

Post-Academy September 24th, 2024 at 1:00pm- 2:00pm ET

How To Register

Participant Eligibility

All health and behavioral health systems are eligible to register.

Registrants are to attend the Zero Suicide Academy® with a team of 3-6 individuals including the person identified as the lead for the system's Zero Suicide initiative. Recommendations for the team composition include: 

  • At least one senior leader/management (irrespective of discipline area). Person(s) responsible and with authority for implementation decisions (e.g., CEO, COO, Medical Doctor, CIO, ED)
  • At least one person who manages your electronic health records (EHR) system, quality improvement, or risk management.
  • At least one person (e.g., case manager, psychologist, social worker, nurse, other) who provides care to patients daily.
  • At least one person who supervises the direct patient care.
  • At least one person with lived experience.
Registration Instructions

Organizations wishing to be considered for the Zero Suicide Academy will submit the registration by the due date. The registration will be reviewed by Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI); a complete application will be required including at least 3 team members selected to attend and the completed organizational self-study. Applications are due by July 30th, 2024.

The Zero Suicide Academy application consists of:

1. A letter of commitment from CEO or other high level management from your organization. Click here for sample template

2. A narrative that, in two to four pages, responds to the following: 

  • Briefly describe the members of your team and the relevant skills, knowledge, and experience they bring to the Zero Suicide Academy.
  • What are your team’s goals for participating in the Zero Suicide Academy and what does the team hope to learn during the training?
Organizational Self-Study

A Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study must be completed by your implementation team members, along with your application. We offer two versions of the Organizational Self-Study: the General Organizational Self-Study and the Inpatient Organizational Self-Study. Organizations can choose to take one or both available Self-Studies.

If you would like to review the questions before taking the survey, we offer a PDF of each version of the Self-Study. To access these resources, you will need to create an account on the Zero Suicide website.

Get the Organizational Self Study


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Amy Molloy
Senior Project Associate, Zero Suicide Institute

Amy Molloy, senior project associate, is a behavioral health expert with 14 years of leadership experience in suicide prevention, mental health promotion, veterans’ services, and education.
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