Suicide Prevention Summit

Thursday, September 17, 2020
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CENTRAL TIME

Increase your understanding of suicide, its prevalence and the risk factors for specific populations, and acquire tools for prevention, assessment and intervention.

An online/virtual event is planned for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Online Conference Benefits
In the interest of Public Health,the 2020 Suicide Prevention Summit will be offered through Internet-based technology. 

  • No travel or associated travel costs
  • Video presentations
  • Question and answer sessions
  • Valid, diverse and meaningful resources
  • UW-La Crosse Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available
  • Access recorded event until October 1, 2020


Who should attend:

Social workers and counselors
School counselors
Clergy and pastoral care
Law enforcement officials
Medical assistants
Youth leaders
Student service personnel
Interested/affected community members

In partnership:

La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative
UW-La Crosse Extended Learning

Suicide Prevention Summit Planning Committee Members

Nicole Balsama, Community Member, La Crosse Dance Centre
Jaimie Basina, CSW, La Crosse County Human Services
Tim Blumentritt, B.S.W., Care Center
Julie Dietz, B.S.N, La Crosse County Health Department
Vicky Gundersen, Community Participant and Parent Advocate
Jeannie Hanley, Ed.D., UW-La Crosse Emeritus
Christine Hughes, M.S.W., UW-La Crosse
Jane Hulke, Community Member
Amy Kuester, CRS, Great Rivers 211
Deb Mahr, R.N., Kaitlin's Table
Jenny Root, CSW, La Crosse County Human Services
Judy Shoults, Community Member
Deb Stelmach, Driftless Recovery Services
Maria Towle, MSW, APSW, SAC-IT, Stein Counseling & Consulting Services LTD
Tim Vodak, Community Member