Zero Suicide Academy


The Zero Suicide Academy® is EDC’s signature two-day training for leaders of health and behavioral health care organizations that seek to dramatically reduce suicides among patients in their care.

The Zero Suicide Academy provides Zero Suicide Implementing Teams with an invaluable opportunity to learn from Zero Suicide Institute experts, receive implementation consultation, and begin strategic planning for Zero Suicide initiatives. Members of our Zero Suicide Faculty join the Academy to provide tips from their implementation efforts and answer specific questions. Teams from a variety of organizations will have the opportunity to network with each other for future implementation support.

At the Academy, Teams are introduced to the seven elements of Zero Suicide:

  1. Lead system-wide culture change committed to reducing suicides
  2. Train a competent, confident, and caring workforce
  3. Identify patients with suicide risk via comprehensive screenings
  4. Engage all individuals at-risk of suicide using a suicide care management plan
  5. Treat all suicidal thoughts and behaviors using evidence-based treatments
  6. Transition individuals through care with warm hand-offs and supportive contacts
  7. Improve policies and procedures through continuous quality improvement efforts 

Upcoming Zero Suicide Academies®

April 3rd-4th, 2019
Colorado's Office of Suicide Prevention Zero Suicide Academy
Application Information & Form
May 15th-16th, 2019
South Carolina Department of Mental Health Zero Suicide Academy
Application Information & Form
June 5th-6th, 2019
Missouri Zero Suicide Academy
Application Information & Form

Previously Held Zero Suicide Academies®

February 27th - March 1st, 2018
Minnesota Zero Suicide Academy®
May 2nd-3rd, 2018
Connecticut Zero Suicide Academy
June 27th-28th, 2018
Oklahoma Zero Suicide Academy
July 25th-26th, 2018
Indiana Zero Suicide Academy
August 7th-8th, 2018
Stark County (OH) Zero Suicide Academy
September 18th-19th, 2018
Oregon Zero Suicide Academy
March 14th-15th, 2017
Missouri Zero Suicide Academy®
April 18th-19th, 2017
Colorado Zero Suicide Academy®
May 1st, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio Zero Suicide Academy®
May 11th-12th, 2017
Wyoming Zero Suicide Academy®
June 7th-8th, 2017
Kentucky Zero Suicide Academy®
June 15th-16th, 2017
North Georgia Zero Suicide Academy®
July 19th-20th, 2017
Region 3 Georgia Zero Suicide Academy®
August 22nd-23rd, 2017
Northeast Georgia Zero Suicide Academy®
September 7th-9th, 2017
IHS Zero Suicide Academy®
October 11th-12th, 2017
Montana Zero Suicide Academy®
November 29th-30th, 2017
Exeter Health Resources Zero Suicide Academy®
February 8th-9th, 2016
Utah Zero Suicide Academy®
April 12th-16th, 2016
Massillon, Ohio Zero Suicide Academy®