July 24, 2021 – July 25, 2021 all-day
Virtual Event
The 2021 Suicide Prevention Summit is hosted by Mental Health Academy in partnership with the American Counseling Association (ACA) and American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

The 2021 Suicide Prevention Summit brings together 10 highly respected experts on suicide prevention into one specialized event. The 2021 Suicide Prevention Summit is hosted by Mental Health Academy in partnership with the American Counseling Association (ACA) and American Association of Suicidology (AAS).

The Summit covers a broad range of topics, including clinical interventions, supporting marginalized and at-risk communities, zero suicide, military and veteran suicide prevention, supporting suicidal youth and their families, men’s suicide prevention, assessment, and more. The purpose of the summit is to equip practicing mental health professionals with global best-practice knowledge and skills on suicide prevention, thereby making a tangible reduction on suicide rates.

Registration is entirely free, and the event will be livestreamed online. You can learn more and register here:

Here’s a snapshot of the Summit:

  • Learn global best-practice knowledge and skills on suicide prevention
  • 10 presentations and Q&A discussions (livestreamed July 24 & 25)
  • On-demand, 24/7 access to all session recordings & handouts until September 30
  • Speakers from the University of Montana, The Catholic University of America, AAS, SAMHSA, Ohio State University, Lifespan Learning Institute, and more
  • Interact with presenters and other attendees through live chat and Q&A segments
  • Access presentation slides, session notes, and other resources.

Meet the Speakers
The 2021 Suicide Prevention Summit brings you experts in suicidology and suicide prevention. The Summit delivers you a unique line-up of renowned practitioners, researchers, authors and educators.

  • Sally Spencer-Thomas, Psy.D. – President, United Suicide Survivors International
  • Prof. John Sommers-Flanagan, Ph.D. – Professor, University of Montana
  • Bonnie Goldstein, Ph.D. – Director, Lifespan Psychological Services
  • DeQuincy Lezine, Ph.D. – CEO, Prevention Communities
  • Victor Armstrong – Director of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Prof. Craig J. Bryan, Psy.D. – Professor, Ohio State University
  • Prof. David A. Jobes, Ph.D. – Director, The Catholic University of America Suicide Prevention Laboratory
  • WyKisha McKinney – ero Suicide Program Manager, The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
  • Prof. Cirecie West-Olatunji, Ph.D. – Professor, Xavier University
  • A/Prof. Jonathan Singer, Ph.D. – President, American Association of Suicidology

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Mental Health Academy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6535. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Mental Health Academy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. MHA is also an approved CE provider with the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

Upon attending the 2021 Suicide Prevention Summit, you’ll gain access to CE certificates of completion containing details about the program.

Note: This event is not currently approved by ASWB, NASW or APA. Please consult with your Credentialing Board to find out whether you may be able to accrue CE Credits from your participation (all registered participants will gain access to CE Certificates of Attendance).

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Mental Health Academy’s friendly support team on

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