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Utah Suicide Prevention Plan Webinar Series

In addition to the bi-monthly public coalition meetings (info found here), the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition also hosts quarterly free virtual webinars on suicide in Utah, and how the Utah Suicide Prevention State Plan for 2022–2026 and data can be used in prevention efforts.

PAST WEBINARS

All future webinar dates are posted on our calendar.

Webinar: Safe and Effective Suicide Prevention Messaging

Presenters: Andrea Hood, Project AWARE program mananger for Utah Department of Health and Human Services

State Suicide Prevention Program Administrator Allison Foust

This webinar covers:

  • Why safe messaging is crucial in suicide prevention
  • Best practices for images and language to reduce stigma, inspire positive action, and increase hope in your audience
  • Resources available to support safe messaging for: social media, news reporting, stories of recovery, data communications, public health messaging, and communications after a death by suicide

Webinar: Understanding Suicide Data in Utah: Information You Need to Save Lives

Presenters: Dr. Michael Staley, Suicide Prevention Research Coordinator at the Office of the Medical Examiner

State Suicide Prevention Program Administrator Allison Foust

This webinar covers:

  • Suicide trends in Utah
  • How to obtain suicide data and other public wellness measures through behavioral health indicator systems
  • Prevention planning: using data to inform community efforts
  • Suicide surveillance in Utah: What information and resources exist?

Webinar: State Suicide Prevention Plan Overview

Presenters: Dr. Michael Staley, Suicide Prevention Research Coordinator at the Office of the Medical Examiner

State Suicide Prevention Program Administrator Allison Foust

This webinar reviews the 2022-2026 state plan, including: 

  • An outline of state level structure to support suicide prevention
  • How to address factors that impact suicide, substance use, violence, and other outcomes
  • How to work toward health equity and inclusion in suicide prevention
  • Specific strategies that the state and local communities and organizations can adopt in order to address these issues in their areas