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This webinar is open to all and is applicable to anyone outside of Minnesota as well as Minnesotans wanting to do suicide prevention in a comprehensive way.

Suicide is preventable. This presentation will describe how the Minnesota Department of Health’s Community Partners Preventing Suicide (CPPS) program is working with Minnesota partners to implement suicide prevention in selected communities. CPPS uses a comprehensive public health approach to build capacity within systems and organizations. The strategies, tools, and best practices used are flexible and culturally appropriate to address and plan for suicide prevention in communities. This session with focus on all-levels of partnerships and suicide prevention being implemented – Zero Suicide framework, school-specific comprehensive suicide prevention planning, community readiness assessment and strategic planning.

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Time: 10:00 am CT

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three approaches to address suicide prevention in communities.
  • Describe the need, capacity, and readiness of a community when implementing a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention.
  • Discuss ways to build partnerships with leadership, professionals, and community members.

Presenter: Tanya  Carter, Suicide Prevention Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Health

Tanya Carter is the Suicide Prevention Unit Supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Health. Ms. Carter has 20 years of experience in community education programs, program development, and crisis intervention. She is passionate about suicide prevention and reducing the stigma related to mental illness. Prior to working at the Minnesota Department of Health, Ms. Carter worked in tribal and county government agencies on coordinating mental health mobile crisis and suicide prevention efforts in rural Minnesota.




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