Putting Time and Distance Between Someone at Risk of Suicide and Lethal Means: An Overview of the CALM Workshop
Summary: Suicide is a leading cause of death in many communities and impacts hundreds of people. Creating mechanisms to put time and distance between someone struggling with a mental health concern and lethal means is an important part of creating hope and healing.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to...
a. Cite the suicide risk and protective factors in rural, ranching, and farming communities
b. Identify why safe storage protocols matter in suicide safety planning
c. Describe an overview of the Counseling on Access to Lethal Means approach
Texas Suicide Prevention Collaborative
Lisa is the Executive Director of the Texas Suicide Prevention Collaborative, a statewide non-profit dedicated to helping Texas communities be suicide safer. She coordinates a variety of tasks for this vital statewide resource. One initiative is the Texas Suicide Prevention Council, a network of over 140 organizations across the local, regional and statewide levels and specialized work teams for SMVF and higher education institutions.
Lisa serves as the SMVF Lead for the Council and Collaborative’s work in veteran and military initiatives and works to ensure the Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Plan and the VA Plan for Preventing Veteran Suicide are incorporated into the community programming within the Texas State Suicide Prevention Plan. She is the Texas Suicide Prevention Council liaison for the Texas Governors Challenge and Austin Mayors Challenge Teams and is on the Texas Advancing Suicide Safer Schools Roadmap™ Team.
Lisa coordinates the Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium, bringing together national, state, and local thought leaders, experts, and advocates to elevate and improve suicide prevention initiatives through community partners, education institutions, mental health providers, military and veteran service providers, and others.
. Lisa served as a planning contractor with NASA-Johnson Space Center and was formerly a senior associate and futurist with Technology Futures, Inc. She has authored or co-authored more than 20 studies on the future in areas such as: aerospace, information technologies, electronics, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, energy, consumer values and lifestyles and education and workforce development.
Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Elmhurst College and a Master of Science degree in Studies of the Future (Foresight) from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.