About Us

ABOUT SWEETSER 

Sweetser is Maine’s leading behavioral health care organization dedicated to serving children, adults and families in need of services for mental health, recovery and education. Today, Sweetser is pleased to partner with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to bring you comprehensive Suicide-Safer Care training, powered by Relias.

 

ABOUT OUR GOAL: ZERO SUICIDE

What is Zero Suicide? The Zero Suicide (ZS) Initiative is based on the idea that suicide deaths are preventable for people under care, and promotes a framework to help guide health and behavioral health care systems in their effort to commit to suicide prevention system-wide. The framework contains a specific set of tools and strategies, utilizes a comprehensive approach including policies specific to suicide care and core components of suicide-safer care. 

There are seven key elements to the Zero Suicide framework: Lead, Train, Identify, Engage, Treat, Transition and Improve. Our hope is that by offering this easily accessible free online resource, we support the second element, Train. Our goal is to ensure all health and behavioral health care providers have access to and are trained in the most up-to-date evidence-based trainings in suicide-safe care, and that ultimately, all health and behavioral health system personnel have the confidence in their ability to provide effective care and support to individuals with suicide risk.

Learn more at zerosuicide.sprc.org. 

 

QUESTIONS

If you have questions regarding Suicide-Safer Care trainings please contact:

 Hours of operation Mon-Fri 8AM-4:30PM 
 phone (207) 294-4416 x4416
  Jeanne Bard at jbard@sweetser.org

For other Relias Academy technical questions contact Customer Service.

 

ABOUT RELIAS ACADEMY

Relias Academy is a comprehensive Continuing Education solution for individual professionals and small organizations, brought to you by Relias. For more information about our company, history, management team, and careers, please visit us at ReliasAcademy.com. As part of Relias, Relias Academy provides access to our complete catalog of courses tailored specifically for the acute care, post-acute and senior care, health and human services, corrections and law enforcement, and intellectual and developmental disabilities industries. Relias is an industry-leader in providing high-quality online learning, assesments, and analytics. It’s our mission to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them. For large organizations, information on Learning Management System solutions can be found at Relias.com. Relias is based in Cary, N.C.

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