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Registration Deadline
August 1st, 2022 at 12:00pm EST
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Continuing Education
Zero Suicide Academy | Division of Mental Health and Addiction & MHAI SWD Training Institute
August 11th and 12th, 2022
8:30 to 4:30 EST each day

Indiana health and behavioral healthcare teams are encouraged to apply by 8/1 for a August online Zero Suicide Academy® sponsored by the Division of Mental Health and Addiction & MHAI SWD Training Institute.

About the Academy


Indiana health and behavioral healthcare organizations are eligible to apply. The sponsors have made this event free to attend for all selected teams.


Join Jan Ulrich, Zero Suicide Institute Senior Project Associate, for a two-day, online Zero Suicide launch event. This event is co-sponsored by the Division of Mental Health and Addiction of Indiana and the MHAI SWD Training Institute.

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 faculty provide both interactive presentations and small group sessions, collaborating with participants to develop organization-specific action plans.

14 hours of CEs will be provided.

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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 their effort;
  • Create collaborative links between the organizations launching these initiatives in order to provide mentorship and support so that the perspectives, knowledge, and skills of each inform the work of the others; and
  • Aid in developing implementation plans for the Zero Suicide initiatives at each participating organization.

How to Apply

Participant Eligibility

All health and behavioral health organizations in Indiana are eligible to apply for this event.

Applicants are to attend the Zero Suicide Academy with a team of four individuals including the person identified as the lead for the system's Zero Suicide initiative. Recommendations for team composition include:

Person(s) responsible and with authority for implementation decisions (e.g. Medical Doctor, CIO, ED, BH Director, or IT).

  • At least one senior leader/management (irrespective or discipline area).
  • 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.

Zero Suicide implementation team members should include persons who can both champion Zero Suicide with passion and those who have some power and influence in your system. This can include clinical directors, senior clinical staff with coordination over a certain area or department, information technology, risk management or quality improvement, or a person with lived experience.

All organizations wishing to be considered for the Zero Suicide Academy will submit the application by the due date.

Application Instructions

The Zero Suicide Academy application consists of:

  1. A cover sheet. The lead applicant will receive all correspondence and must be one of the team members.
  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? 
  3. A Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study is to be completed by your implementation team members, along with your application.
Organizational Self Study

A Zero Suicide Organizational Self-Study is to 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.

To access these resources, you will need to create an account on the Zero Suicide website.

Go to Organizational Self-Study

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Jan Ulrich
Senior Project Associate, Zero Suicide Institute

Jan Ulrich delivers training and consultation to improve care and outcomes for individuals at risk for suicide using a continuous quality improvement framework.