The 3rd International Summit of Zero Suicide in Healthcare
The 3rd International Summit of
Zero Suicide in Healthcare
Special Thanks to the Following for their Support of this Programme
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We are pleased you will participate in the 3rd International Summit of Zero
Suicide in Sydney, Australia Monday and Tuesday, February 27 – 28, 2017, in
conjunction with the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership
As with many countries participating in the summit, suicide is a leading cause of
premature death within Australia. In 2015 the ABS reported 3,027 suicide deaths
– accounting for 20% of premature deaths across the nation, suicide is the
highest single contributor to ‘potential years of life’ lost in this country.
While the number of suicide deaths continues to rise in Australia, the
international community has seen dramatic results in suicide prevention within
healthcare. We believe a focus on Zero Suicide in Healthcare is a necessary
addition to other suicide prevention strategies. The US based Henry Ford
Healthcare System ‘Perfect Depression Care’ program and its 75% reduction in
suicide deaths in under 5 years – continues to inspire an international dream.
Suicide Prevention Australia is looking to launch a 5 year pilot of Zero Suicide
across a number of sites. Let’s join together and continue the worldwide
networking and learning as we pursue this audacious dream together.
• David W. Covington, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Sue Murray, email@example.com
Zero Suicide 3rd International Summit
Sunday, February 26 – Social and Networking
• 5:00pm Welcome Reception hosted by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC
(Ret’d) Governor of New South Wales.
o Welcome to Country: Aunty Millie Ingram
Monday, February 27 – Day One Programme (AMP Building, 33 Alfred St Sydney)
• 8:30am Welcome and Introductions
o Acknowledgement of Country: Leilani Darwin
o Ms Megan Beer: Director AMP
o Mr David Covington: RI International; Ms Sue Murray: Suicide Prevention Australia
o Introductions and Summit Mission/Approach: Dr Mike Hogan
10:00am Break – Mid-morning Tea
• 10:15am Fuel for the Fire
o Why Zero Matters to Me: Mr Covington to interview with Mr Kevin Hines
o Why Focus on Healthcare System, Caregiver Perspective: Ms Jen Coulls
o The Language of Zero, Lessons Learned: Mr Chris Doyle, Lend Lease Corporation
• 11:00am Lead/Activate: Dr Jan Mokkenstorm and Professor Paul Yip
• 2:30pm Deploy/Scale – Dr Virna Little and Ms Sue Murray
Social and Networking
• 6:30pm Dinner at the revolving O Bar and Dining on the 47th floor of Australia Square (264 George
Street) sponsored by Mr Kevin and Ms Margaret Hines
Tuesday, February 28 – Day Two Programme
• 8:30am Clinical Pathway/Protocol – Ms Becky Stoll and Dr Kathryn Turner
10:30am Break – Morning Tea
• 11:00am Treat/Engage/Peer Supports – Professor David Jobes and Dr Ursula Whiteside
• 2:00pm Research/Evaluation: Ms Jacinta Hawgood & Mr Brian Ahmedani
• 4:00pm Debrief and Action with reflections by Minister Norman Lamb
International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Exchange
Some participants in the Zero Suicide International summit will stay for the International Initiative for Mental
Health Leadership (IIMHL) exchange at the Sydney Hilton later in the week. See http://iimhl.com for more info.
Wednesday, March 1 – Day Off
Thursday, March 2 – IIMHL Day One (Hilton Sydney, 488 George St)
• Recap key match meetings, including Zero Suicide international summit
Friday, March 3 – IIMHL Day Two
• 10:00am Strong leadership to meet hardest challenges – Ms Peggy Brown and Mr David Covington
The heart of the Sydney Zero Suicide in Healthcare Summit will be built around the following modules:
Lead/ Activate Deploy/ Scale Clinical Pathway/
During each two hour session, Dr. Mike Hogan will facilitate according to the three stage rocket
approach in the graphic above to ensure everyone gets involved, we keep the enthusiasm high and we
create a product that will benefit others following the summit:
1. Two brief 15 minute focused presentations by the experts highlighted in the agenda
2. Participative process and focus, beginning with a single question in inquiry mode
3. High points and summarized take-aways
The Steering Committee
Special thanks to the Steering Committee of Dr. Shareh Ghani, Jan Mokkenstorm, Becky Stoll and
Professor Paul Yip and their support to the summit organizing team in Sydney (David Covington, Dr.
Michael Hogan, Nikki Kelso, and Sue Murray).
About the Facilitators
Dr. Michael Hogan served as New York State Commissioner of
Mental Health from 2007-2012, and now operates a consulting
practice in health and behavioral health care. The NYS Office of
Mental Health operated 23 accredited psychiatric hospitals, and
oversaw New York’s $5 billion public mental health system serving
650,000 individuals annually.
Previously Dr. Hogan served as Director of the Ohio Department of
Mental Health (1991-2007) and Commissioner of the Connecticut DMH from 1987-1991. He chaired the
President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in 2002-2003. He served as the first behavioral
health representative on the board of The Joint Commission (2007-2015) and chaired its Standards
He has served as a member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention since it was created in
2010, co-chairing task forces on clinical care and interventions and crisis care. He is a member of the
NIMH National Mental Health Advisory Council. Previously, he served on the NIMH Council (1994-1998),
as President of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (2003-2005) and as
Board President of NASMHPD’s Research Institute (1989-2000).
His awards include recognition by the National Governor’s Association, the National Alliance on Mental
Illness, the Campaign for Mental Health Reform, the American College of Mental Health Administration
and the American Psychiatric Association. He is a graduate of Cornell University, and earned a MS
degree from the State University College in Brockport NY, and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University.
David Covington, LPC, MBA serves as CEO and President of RI
International, is an owner of Behavioral Health Link and leads the
international initiatives “Crisis Now” and “Zero Suicide.” He is a two-
time national winner of the Council of State Governments
Innovations Award, in 2008 with the Georgia Crisis & Access Line
and again in 2012 with Magellan Health.
He is an acclaimed global speaker, with top-ranked TED-style Talks
and conference keynotes. In 2015, readers of his healthcare innovation blog represented 90 different
countries. Previously he served as VP at Magellan Health responsible for the $750 million per year
integrated health plan contract with Arizona Medicaid and the Department of Health Services.
Mr. Covington has served as a member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention since it was
created in 2010, co-chairing task forces on clinical care and crisis services. He has served as vice-chair of
the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline SAMHSA steering committee since it was created in 2005. He
has served as the clinical division chair of the American Association of Suicidology since 2014. He served
on the National Council for Behavioral Health board of directors from 2011 to 2014.
Mr. Covington’s behavioral healthcare management also includes CEO of Behavioral Health Link and
Director of Public Sector Quality Management at APS Healthcare. He is a licensed professional counselor
and has an MBA from Kennesaw State and a Master’s of Science from the University of Memphis.
About the Speakers
Kevin Hines’ will to live and stay mentally well has inspired people worldwide. His
compelling story has touched diverse, global audiences within colleges and universities,
high schools, corporations, clergy, military, clinicians, health and medical communities,
law enforcement organizations, and various industries. Thousands have communicated
to Hines that his story helped save their lives. He has reached millions with his story,
which was featured in the 2006 film The Bridge by the film director and producer Eric
In the summer of 2013, Kevin released his bestselling memoir titled Cracked Not Broken, Surviving and Thriving
after a Suicide Attempt. He is currently producing a documentary entitled Suicide: The Ripple Effect. Kevin sits
on the boards of the International Bipolar Foundation, Bridge Rail Foundation and MHA of San Francisco and on
the Survivors Committee of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
In 2016, Mental Health America awarded Kevin their highest honor, The Clifford W. Beers Award for his efforts
to improve the lives of and attitudes toward people with mental illnesses. Previously, he was awarded a Lifetime
Achievement Award by the National Council of Behavioral Health in partnership with Eli Lilly. Kevin has also been
awarded by SAMSHA as a Voice Awards Fellow and Award Winner, an Achievement Winner by the US Veterans
Affairs and received over 30 U.S. military excellence medals as a civilian.
Jen Coulls established Tincat Consulting in 2010 to specialise in professional services to
the higher education, government and not for profit sectors. Jen has extensive
management experience in higher education at both state and national levels in roles
encompassing management, advocacy, policy, project management and board support.
Jen will speak about her experience with a family member with schizoaffective disorder
and the challenging interactions with the healthcare system. She will champion
improved quality and the difference it can make for an individual and their family.
Chris Doyle is the Group Executive General Manager for Environment, Health and
Safety for the Lendlease Group. He has experience in developing, implementing and
monitoring health and safety strategies that saw Lendlease pass four years without a
fatality after experiencing 72 work-related fatalities in the 12 years prior.
Chris was founder of the BuildSafe Dubai and BuildSafe UAE not-for-profit groups in the
Middle East aimed at improving the working and living environment for migrant
construction workers. He has a PhD in geography and has also spent time with over 200
construction project teams in almost 40 countries in the past 10 years and is an advocate for the
interrelationship between workplace safety and health & wellbeing initiatives and outcomes.
Jan Mokkenstorm’s aim is simple and clear: he wants to help change and improve
(mental) health care so that no one dies desperate and alone by suicide.
By providing excellent mental health care, where patients can talk about suicidality. By
building strong, flexible and reliable networks between (and within) health care
organizations, welfare, housing, financial and educational organizations. By 113Online,
that provides suicidal online help 7X24, anonymous, confidential and free of charge.
By research, finding new ways to understand and influence suicide; and to understand
what helps to implement treatments we already know save lives. By caring, connected and inclusive society
where individual choices and freedom are respected, but no one is left alone feeling isolated and burdensome.
As a director, as a doctor and a therapist; as a policy maker, a writer, a lecturer and as a researcher, Dr.
Mokkenstorm feels privileged to work on all of this, made possible by the 113Online Foundation, funded by the
Dutch Ministry Of Healthcare, Welfare and Sports; by GGZinGeest and by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Paul Yip is the founding director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at
the University of Hong Kong, and a professor at the university's Department of Social
Work and Social Administration. His interests include suicide prevention, population
health and poverty research.
He serves as secretary general of the Asian Population Association and research chair of
the Family Planning Association. He was a member of the Central Policy Unit and a
member of the Hong Kong government's Steering Committee on Population Policy.
Professor Yip has done innovative suicide prevention work in restricting means of charcoal in a community-
based exploratory study and is a pioneer in developing sophisticated surveillance system in monitoring and
estimating suicide rate. In September, 2016, he authored an article in the South China Times, “The world should
aim high, and seek to eliminate suicide,” in which he said the successful eradication of smallpox and other
ambitious health care goals should inspire us to do more.
Sue Murray has been a passionate advocate for improving the health and well-being of
the community throughout her career, and brings tremendous experience as Chief
Executive for Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA). Her roles at the NSW Cancer Council
set the stage for leadership with the AMA (NSW) and Leukaemia (NSW). She moved to
a leadership role with the National Breast Cancer Foundation in 2000.
During the 10 years Sue led the NBCF she positioned the organization as one of the
most highly recognized organizations in the community sector. This brought significant
growth in the number of companies and individuals choosing to support breast cancer research. It also enabled
the NBCF to publish Australia’s first ever National Action Plan for Breast Cancer Research and Funding which has
changed the way breast cancer research is supported and managed in Australia.
Using her experience with NBCF Sue moved to the George Institute for Global Health to support fundraising for
their research into the prevention of chronic disease and injury particularly in disadvantaged populations across
Australia, India, China and the United Kingdom. Sue is the Chair of Macquarie Community College; a director of
Research Australia; a member of the Sydney Advisory Committee for the Centre for Social Impact; and a
member of Chief Executive Women.
Virna Little is senior VP for psychosocial services and community affairs for the Institute
for Family Health. She is responsible for the administration and delivery of social work
and mental health services, as well as social services program development and
outreach. Dr. Little has been instrumental in developing the Institute’s integrated
health and mental health service model, and coached national and international
organizations in implementing integrated care models.
Dr. Little currently holds a faculty appointment at Columbia University. She serves on
the boards of the New York State Association of Play Therapy, Reproductive Health Access Project, and
Association of Clinicians for the Underserved.
Dr. Little has a doctoral degree in psychology from California Coast University and a master’s degree in social
work from Fordham University. She is a federally-certified Department of Transportation substance abuse
professional and a certified New York State Mandated Reporter child abuse trainer. In recognition of her work in
behavioral health, she received the Eleanor Clarke Award for Innovative Programs in Healthcare in 2004 and the
National Association of Social Workers Image Award in 2006.
Becky Stoll is VP of crisis and disaster management for Centerstone, one of the United
States’ largest non-profit behavioral health care providers, based in Nashville,
Tennessee, and serving several states.
Becky has participated as a faculty member for the National Action Alliance for Suicide
Prevention and Suicide Prevention Resource Center's Zero Academies across the U.S.
and has attended a White House briefing on “building partnerships for suicide
prevention.” She also presented at the first international gathering of organizations
committed to Zero Suicide in Health and Behavioral Health Care in Oxford, England, in 2014, as well as the
second gathering in Atlanta in 2015.
“We want to see no one in our care taken by their own hand, and we are grateful, at Centerstone, to be involved
with the Zero Suicide in Health and Behavioral Health Care initiative,” said Stoll. The program was launched in
2013 and featured in US News and World Report (“Strides in Suicide Prevention,” June 5, 2015).
Dr. Kathryn Turner is Clinical Director Gold Coast Mental Health & Specialist Services.
She says 'Our Journey to Zero' is about reducing the incidence of suicide and its
devastating impact on everyone it touches. The Suicide Prevention Strategy recently
launched by our Mental Health and Specialist Services is based on a model working
successfully in the US and is a first for a major Australian health service.
“To actually achieve zero suicides is an aspirational goal, but this is about taking the
journey and changing the mindset to prevent suicide.”
David Jobes, PhD, ABPP, is a Professor of psychology and Associate Director of
Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America. His research and writing in
suicide has produced numerous peer reviewed publications (including five books on
clinical suicidology). He is the founder of CAMS-care (Collaborative Assessment and
Management of Suicidality).
As an internationally recognized suicidologist, Dr. Jobes is a past President of the
American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and is the recipient of that organization’s
1995 “Edwin Shneidman Award” in recognition of early career contribution to suicide research.
Dr. Jobes has been named the recipient of the 2012 AAS Dublin Award in recognition of career contribution. He
has served as a research consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has been a consultant
to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the FBI, the Department of Defense and VA.
Dr. Jobes is Fellow of the American Psychological Association and is a board certified clinical psychologist
(American Board of Professional Psychology). He maintains a private clinical and forensic practice at the
Washington Psychological Center. He was also one of the original members of the Action Alliance Clinical Care &
Interventions Task Force.
Dr. Ursula Whiteside is a licensed clinical psychologist, CEO of NowMattersNow.org
and Clinical Faculty at the University of Washington. As a researcher, she has been
awarded grants from the NIMH and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Dr. Whiteside is co-principal investigator on a study involving 18,000 high-risk suicidal
patients in 3 major health systems. This study includes a guided version
NowMattersNow.org, a program with skills for managing suicidal thoughts based on
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and paired with Lived Experience stories. Clinically
she began her training with Dr. Marsha Linehan in 1999 and now treats high-risk clients
in her small private practice in Seattle using DBT and caring contacts.
Dr. Whiteside is national faculty for the Zero Suicide initiative. As a person with lived experience, she strives to
decrease the gap between "us and them" and to ensure that the voices of those who have been there are
included in all relevant conversations: nothing about us without us.
Jacinta Hawgood has worked at the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and
Prevention since 2000. She is a Senior Lecturer, Program and Course Convenor for the
Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention and Master of Suicidology Programs, which
she jointly developed with Professor Diego De Leo in 2001. She has delivered suicide
prevention skills training workshops and seminars since 2000 and has worked
extensively in the development, implementation and evaluation of online suicide
prevention training and education since this time. Jacinta has specialist clinical and
research interests in suicide risk assessment and has provided expert advice and
guidance on this topic to numerous organisations, government and non-government including Primary Health
Networks (throughout Queensland).
Jacinta is a member on several government and non-government advisory boards and committees regarding
suicide prevention, and has a reviewing role for peer-reviewed journals in this domain. She has presented
research findings at a range of state, national and international conferences, has co-authored and edited a book,
book chapters, and several peer-reviewed articles and government reports in the field.
Dr. Brian Ahmedani is the director of Research for Henry Ford's behavioral health
medicine. Dr. Ahmedani received his PhD and MSW degrees in Social Work from
Michigan State University (MSU). He is a fully licensed clinical and macro masters-level
social worker in the State of Michigan.
Dr. Ahmedani also completed a graduate certificate in Epidemiology at MSU during his
NIH / NIDA-funded fellowship program in Drug Dependence Epidemiology. He joined the
Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research at Henry Ford Health System
(HFHS) in 2010. His research interests are in the area of health services and health disparities for individuals with
mental health and drug use conditions.
He is also particularly interested in suicide prevention and psychiatric comorbidities. Currently, he is the HFHS
Site-PI for the NIMH-funded Mental Health Research Network. He is also the PI or a co-investigator on several
psychiatric services projects, including an epidemiological investigation of adherence to depression treatments
as well as intervention projects for depression, alcohol and drug use, and suicide prevention.
Minister Norman Lamb is the son of Hubert Lamb, a leading climatologist. He studied
Law at Leicester University and, after working as a Parliamentary Assistant for a Labour
MP, built a career as a litigation solicitor, ultimately specialising in employment law. He
was partner of Steeles Solicitors and is the author of 'Remedies in the Employment
Tribunal'. Norman was elected to Norwich City Council becoming Leader of the Liberal
Democrat opposition. He first stood for Parliament in North Norfolk in 1992.
Norman married his wife, Mary, in 1984, and they have two sons. Norman is a long-
standing Norwich City supporter and season-ticket holder
After his election to Parliament, Norman became an International Development Spokesperson. He then joined
the Treasury Team and was elected to the Treasury Select Committee. In 2005 he was appointed Shadow
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, championing the case for employee share ownership in Royal Mail. In
2006 he became Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary.
Following the 2010 General Election, Norman served first as Chief Parliamentary Advisor to Nick Clegg, the
Deputy Prime Minister, and then as a junior minister at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills,
before he was promoted to Minister of State for Care and Support at the Department of Health.
As Health Minister, Norman has worked to reform our broken care system, introducing a cap on care costs and
ensuring that carers get the support they need. Norman is leading the drive to join-up our health and care
system, with a greater focus on preventing ill-health. He is also challenging the NHS to ensure that mental health
gets treated with the same priority as physical health, with access waiting standards being introduced next year.
In January 2015 Norman was appointed to the Liberal Democrat General Election Cabinet as the party's Health
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Dr. Bart Andrews’ mission in life is to prevent suicide and improve care for those
fighting illnesses like depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and substance
use. In order to do this, he believes we must change the culture and language to be
positive, strong and empowering. We must incorporate lived experience and become
change facilitators, not change experts.
Dr. Andrews is Vice President of Clinical Practice/Evaluation at Behavioral Health
Response. He is also the President of the National Association of Crisis Line Directors,
Co-Chair of the Suicide Lifeline’s Standards, Training and Practices committee, a member of the Suicide
Prevention Resource Center’s (SPRC) Steering Committee and an SPRC ZeroSuicide Academy Faculty member.
Dr. Andrews is a suicide attempt survivor and a proponent embracing of lived expertise in our suicide prevention
efforts. Dr. Andrews believes that the path to suicide prevention must be framed in the context of relationships,
community and culture. Dr. Andrews was recognized as one of the top 21 mental health professionals of 2015
to follow on Twitter and can be found @bartandrews.
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Dr. Sally Spencer Thomas is a Clinical Psychologist, mental health
advocate, faculty member and survivor of her brother Carson’s
suicide, Dr. Spencer-Thomas sees the issues of suicide prevention
from many perspectives. Currently she is the CEO of CJSF and
previously served as the Survivor Division Chair for the American
Association for Suicidology.
Dr. Spencer-Thomas is a professional speaker and trainer, presenting
nationally and internationally with the goal of creating a tipping point of change. She has published four books
on mental health issues. She lives in Conifer, Colorado with her partner and three sons. She can be found at
The Sydney 2017 Zero Suicide International Summit is limited to 70 spaces. The following individuals have been
invited and confirmed registration at http://bit.ly/ZS2017Register:
Brian Ahmedani, PhD, Henry Ford Health System (US)
Dr. Stéphane Amadeo, Association SOS SUICIDE (French Polynesia)
Bart Andrews, PhD, Behavioral Health Response (US)
Susan Beaton, Susan Beaton Consulting (Australia)
Annette L. Beautrais, PhD, University of Canterbury (New Zealand)
Klaas Bets, Parnassiagroep (Netherlands)
Professor Niels Buus, University of Sydney (Australia)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lai Fong Chan, National University of Malaysia Medical Centre (Malaysia)
Dr. Shu-Sen Chang, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
Dr. Neil Coventry, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (Australia)
David W. Covington, LPC, MBA, Summit Co-Lead, RI International, Behavioral Health Link (US)
Ian Dawe, MHSc, MD, FRCPC, Ontario Hospital Association University of Toronto (Canada)
Chris Doyle, Lend Lease Corporation (Australia)
Dr. Michael Doyle, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust (England/UK)
Elma Fourie, MA Psych, ANZAP Psychotherapy, CMHN, RN, HealthScope – The Sydney Clinic (Australia)
Dr. Gerdien Franx, 113Online (Netherlands)
Andrea Gabilondo, Osakidetza, Basque Public Health System (Spain)
Shareh O. Ghani, MD, Magellan Health (US)
Dr. Nathan Gibson, Office of the Chief Psychiatrist (Australia)
Julie Goldstein Grumet, PhD, EDC - Suicide Prevention Resource Center (US)
Dr. Margaret Grigg, Victorian Department Health and Human Services (Australia)
Jacinta Hawgood, BSSc, BPsy (Hons), MClinPsy, MAPS, Australian Institute 4 Suicide Research (Australia)
Sonia Higgins, Lendlease (Australia)
Kevin Hines, 17th & Montgomery Productions (US)
Margaret Hines, Partner, 17th & Montgomery Productions (US)
Michael F. Hogan, PhD, Hogan Health Solutions (US)
Lynn James, SA Health (Australia)
David Jobes, PhD, The Catholic University of America (US)
Michael Johnson, MA, CAP, CARF International (US)
D. Brian Karr, CPA, Alacura (US)
Nikki Kelso, Suicide Prevention Australia (Australia)
Corina Kemp, Far West Local Health District (Australia)
Dr. Kenneth Kirkby, Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania (Australia)
Minister Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk (England/UK)
Karin Lines, NSW Ministry of Health (Australia)
Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM, The Institute for Family Health (US)
Jennifer Lockman, M.S., Centerstone Research Institute (US)
Harry Lovelock, Australian Psychological Society (Australia)
Janet Martin, Queensland Department of Health (Australia)
Helen McEntee, Government Minister, Department of Health (Ireland)
Richard McKeon, PhD, SAMHSA (US)
Rachael McMahon, Mental Health Community Policing Initiative (Australia)
Dan Mobbs, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning (Australia)
Jan K. Mokkenstorm, MD, GGZinGeest and Free University Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Claar Mooij, Lentis (Netherlands)
Susan Murray, Suicide Prevention Australia (Australia)
Dr. Jong-Ik Park, Kangwon National University College of Medicine (Korea)
Daniel Perkins, PhD, Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness (US)
Dr. Denise Riordan, Chief Psychiatrist, Northern Territory (Australia)
Sally Spencer-Thomas, Carson J. Spencer Foundation (US)
Becky Stoll, LCSW, Centerstone (US)
Brenton Tainsh, LivingWorks Education (Australia)
Corinda Taylor, Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust (New Zealand)
Maniam Thambu, IASP Congress Organizing Committee (Malaysia)
Kristie Thorneywork, ACT Health (Australia)
Professor Shinichi Tokuno, University of Tokyo (Japan)
Dr. Kathryn Turner, Gold Coast Mental Health and Specialist Services (Australia)
Nicole Turner, B.App.Sc., Indigenous Allied Health (Australia)
Gregory Van Borssum, GVB Mind Warriors (Australia)
Rita Van Maurik, Altrecht (Netherlands)
Bas Van Wel, Dimence (Netherlands)
Eduardo Vega, Dignity Recovery International (US)
Anke Wammes, 113Online (Netherlands)
Matthew Welch, RNMH, PGCAMHN, Gold Coast Hospital & Health (Australia)
Ursula Whiteside, PhD, Zero Suicide Faculty, Consultant (US)
Ellen Wilkinson, BM FRCPSYCH, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (England/UK)
Alan Woodward, Lifeline Foundation for Suicide Prevention (Australia)
Professor Paul Yip, Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Dr. Jie Zhang, SUNY Buffalo State (China)
The 2017 Sydney Zero Suicide International Summit participants represent fifteen countries:
Australia 27 Korea 1
Canada 1 Malaysia 2
China 1 Netherlands 7
England/UK 3 New Zealand 2
French Polynesia 1 Spain 1
Hong Kong 1 Taiwan 1
Ireland 1 United States 19
The Sunday evening reception will be at the
official residence of the New South Wales
governor, an 1800s mansion on the harbour:
AMP is a premier sponsor for the Third
International Summit for Zero Suicide in
Healthcare and has donated the Monday and
Tuesday meeting space:
33 Alfred St
In the tradition of the Hyatt Polaris from Atlanta
2015, Kevin and Margaret Hines will again
sponsor a Monday evening dinner event:
O Bar and Dining
264 George St
For those participating in the Thursday and
Friday IIMHL Leadership Exchange:
488 George St
Zero Suicide International Summits
2014 – Oxford, United Kingdom (IIMHL Manchester)
2015 – Atlanta, Georgia (IIMHL Vancouver, Canada)
2017 – Sydney, Australia (IIMHL Sydney)
2018 – Amsterdam, Netherlands (IIMHL Stockholm)
2019 – Hong Kong (IIMHL Washington DC)
The 2015 ZS Atlanta Summit product has been viewed
over 10,000 times (http://bit.ly/ZSdeclaration)
Is Suicide Really a Choice? http://bit.ly/IsSuicideChoice
The clinical rationale for Zero Suicide in Healthcare.
S A V E T H E D A T E
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