February 6, 2020

Zero Suicide Movement

Peggy Needham, CPP, Behavioral Health Prevention Specialist, Walla Walla County Department of Community Health

Walla Walla County Department of Community Health, GCACH, Reach Out Walla Walla, Whitman College and Providence St. Mary's Medical Center partnered together to bring Dr. Justin Coffey of the Zero Suicide movement to Walla Walla in September 2019. During Dr. Coffey's visit, he presented at Whitman College to 49 local community providers about the integration of behavioral health into primary care and the structure of the Zero Suicide in healthcare. Dr. Coffey also presented at a community round table forum for 90 local high school and college students, service providers, and private citizens. During his presentations, he discussed suicide prevention, associated trends and the Zero Suicide in healthcare model. GCACH is excited to have contributed $4,000 in sponsorship funds for this great event.