Zero Suicide reflects a commitment by healthcare leaders to strive to make suicide a “never event” so that not one person dies alone and in despair. Zero Suicide is an international movement in healthcare.   

In the Fall of 2020 a 4-part live webinar series was held and recorded on the following topics:

Session 1: What is Zero Suicide? 
Session 2: Identify & Engage
Session 3: Engage, Treat & Transition  
Session 4: Train & Improve

This webinar series is jointly provided by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Washington County Zero Suicide Program. 
In collaboration with the Zero Suicide Institute. 


This training is funded by Grant SM-17-006 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. 

Target Audience

This webinar series is designed for physicians, psychologists, social workers, and nurses.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar series, the learner should be better able to: 

  • Describe the 7 essential elements of Zero Suicide and how, when implemented with fidelity, they can significantly reduce suicides. 
  • Recognize the importance of screening patients at risk of suicide and how other health systems have effectively. 
  • Incorporate and apply screenings into daily operations. 

Additional Information

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 APA
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020
What is Zero Suicide? (LEAD)

Content includes:  Overview of Zero Suicide, Leadership commitment and culture change  required, Organizational self‐study, Experience of other healthcare organizations.  

Presenter: Becky Stoll, MSSW LCSW Centerstone Vice President, Crisis & Disaster  Management, Centerstone, Nashville, Tennessee

Session 2: Thursday, October 29, 2020 
Systematically Identifying and Engaging Patients at Risk Part 1 (IDENTIFY & ENGAGE Part 1) 

Content includes: Setting up systems to identify patients who are suicidal, Using standardized  screening and assessment tools, Engaging patients in safety planning and lethal means  safety. 

Presenter: Brian Ahmedani, PhD, LMSW Henry Ford Health System  Assoc. Scientist, Center for Health Policy & Health Services Research  Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

Session 3: Thursday, November 5, 2020 
Engaging Patients at Risk through Suicide Care Management Plans and Treating Suicide Directly and Providing Relentless Follow‐Up (ENGAGE Part 2, TREAT & TRANSITION)

Content includes:  Developing suicide care management plans and embedding into Electronic  Health Records; Use of evidence‐based treatment strategies for suicidality, Assuring timely  care transitions between health care/program settings, and Relentless follow‐up to assure  continuity of care. 

Presenter: Virna Little, PSyD, LCSW‐r  Concert Health  Chief Operating Officer, Concert Health, San Diego, CA

Session 4: Thursday, November 12, 2020  
Equipping the Workforce and Assuring Quality Improvement (TRAIN & IMPROVE)

Content includes:  Assuring staff have the training they need for the role they play in suicide  prevention, Conducting periodic workforce surveys to assess ongoing training needs, Tracking  progress using standard quality improvement protocols. 

Presenter: Becky Stoll, MSSW, LCSW Centerstone  Vice President, Crisis & Disaster  Management, Centerstone, Nashville, Tennessee


Brian Ahmedani, PhD, LMSW
Associate Scientist
Center of Health Police & Health Services Research
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI

Virna Little, PhD, LCSW‐r, SAP, CCM  
Chief Operating Officer, Concert Health 
San Diego, CA 

Becky Stoll, LCSW
Vice President, Crisis & Disaster Management
Nashville, TN 



Jennifer Maloney
Coordinator, Office of CME
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Susan A. Orban, LICSW 
Director, South County Healthy Bodies, Health Minds
Coordinator, Washington County Zero Suicide Program

Maria Sullivan
Director,  Office of CME 
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Jan Ulrich, MA
Zero Suicide Institute
Education Development Center

Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing Education for Psychologists

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.

This activity is approved for 6.0 Category 1 CE Credits. Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only.

Continuing Education for Social Workers

The above program has been approved in accordance with the Regulations of the Rhode Island Social Work Board of Licensure.  

Other Healthcare Providers

 Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Many other disciplines accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM towards re-licensure or recertification. Check with your state licensing board to verify.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 APA
  • 6.00 Attendance
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