Zero Suicide Academy Application


Newport Mental Health Zero Suicide Academy


October 14th-16th, 2020


Online Event

Sponsoring Organization

Newport Mental Health

Sponsoring Organization Email


Zero Suicide Academy fees and materials will be provided by the sponsor.

Participant Eligibility

Applicants are to come with a team of 4 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 of 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.

Selection Criteria

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.      An implementation team of 4, with an identified team lead. The lead applicant will receive all correspondence and must be one of the team members.

2.      A letter of commitment written by the organization’s CEO/Senior Executive Leader. The CEO/Senior Executive Leader should review and approve the submission and agree to the strategy proposed.

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

a.   Briefly describe the members of your team and the relevant skills, knowledge, and experience they bring to the Zero Suicide Academy.

b.   What are your team’s goals for participating in the Zero Suicide Academy™ and what does the team hope to learn during the training?

Note: 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 person with lived experience.

4.      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 Organzational 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 website and login. The Organizational Self-Study is due at the time of application.


Application materials should be submitted via the Zero Suicide Institute website by Friday, October 2nd, 2020 at 4:00 pm EST. You will be notified via email about your application status no later than October 6th.



Applications released: Tuesday, September 8 2020

Applications due by: Friday, October 2 2020

Zero Suicide Academy Conducted Pre-Academy Webinar: Thursday, October 8th 12p-1p ET

Academy: October 14, 15 & 16, 2020

Post-Academy Follow-up Consultation: Thursday, November 19th 12p-1p ET


Dr. Daniel Wartenberg, Newport Mental Health,

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