Current Status of Suicide-Focused Assessment and Treatment: An Update for Professionals

Free Webinar | October 30, 2024


McLean Hospital

We dedicate ourselves each and every day to McLean’s mission of clinical care, scientific discovery, professional training and public education in order to improve the lives of people with psychiatric illness and their families.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention.

American Psychiatric Association

APA is an organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention

The MCSP is a broad-based inclusive alliance of suicide prevention advocates, including public and private agency representatives, policy makers, suicide survivors, mental health and public health consumers and providers and concerned citizens dedicated to working together to reduce the incidence of suicide and self-harm in the Commonwealth.

Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

YNHPH is an inpatient facility specializing in the rapid assessment and treatment of acute and severe psychiatric symptoms, and offers a full spectrum of innovative and advanced treatments.

Zero Suicide Initiative

The Zero Suicide Institute at EDC offers expert consultation and training on how to adopt and sustain the Zero Suicide framework. The Zero Suicide Institute supports health care systems and others to target their patient safety goals, embed evidence-based suicide care practices, meet regulatory requirements, and conduct continuous quality improvement activities to provide safe and effective care for people at risk for suicide.

Vibrant Emotional Health

Now in our fifth decade, our work with people impacted by behavioral health challenges has been consistent, responsive and expansive. Our multi-faceted approach allows us to serve an increasing number of children, families and adults every year. Last year we were able to transform the lives of more than one million Americans. As a result, we have been recognized as a leading provider of innovative mental health services, advocacy and education in New York City and nationwide.

Mindwise Innovations

MindWise Innovations offers a comprehensive approach to mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention. Utilizing our suite of digital solutions, we support early intervention, education, and crisis management to promote improved health outcomes and help shape the future of behavioral healthcare. Powered by the non-profit Riverside Community Care, MindWise delivers services to more than 1.5 million students and 600 corporations, states, and universities across 18 countries.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

SAVE is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma, and serve as a resource to people affected by suicide. Its prevention and education programs are designed to increase knowledge about depression, suicide, and accessing community resources and to increase understanding and use of intervention skills to help prevent suicide.


The Jed Foundation

Transitioning into adulthood can bring big changes and intense challenges. The Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults.

Connor’s Climb Foundation

The mission of the Connor’s Climb Foundation is to provide education programs directed toward preventing suicide by raising awareness and reducing stigma.

Will to Live

In a nutshell… we want the foundation to be for, through and by the kids. We are often hearing: “parents talk to kids, coaches talk to kids, teachers, counselors and experts talk to kids.” In addition to these necessary forms of education for young adults everywhere, we want this foundation to encourage and incorporate KIDS TALKING TO KIDS!

Elyssa’s Mission

Elyssa’s Mission® is a non-profit organization that provides the resources to support at-risk teens and prevent suicide. Elyssa’s Mission funds and implements the evidence-based SOS Signs of Suicide program in Illinois through our partnership with Mindwise Innovations.