Suicide Awareness and Intervention
Clinically proven ways you can help save lives.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is available:
- US Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Spring Health Crisis Support (Spring Health Members only): 240-558-5796, option 2, answered 24/7. Available for international support.
- US & Canada Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741
- Chat at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- La línea de vida nacional para la prevención del suicidio: Llame al 1-888-628-9454
Suicide is avoidable. Awareness and attention are half the battle. The other half is compassion.
Replay our Conversation
Replay this powerful conversation about suicide risk factors and clinically-approved methods of prevention. Spring Health's CEO and Co-founder, April Koh, hosted this insightful talk with Dr. Kelly Posner, Director of the Columbia Lighthouse Project and Lead Author of the Columbia Protocol; Mandie Conforti, LCSW, Senior Director, Employer and EAP Strategy at Spring Health; and Stephanie Molden, Senior Director of Global Benefits at Ciena.
They discussed current data and statistics, best practices for assessing risk, and appropriate tactics for prevention.Check out the recording to hear the panel address topics like:
- Identifying suicide risk
- Clinically validated ways to intervene
- Compassionate responses to coworkers in crisis
- Long-term prevention
Meet the Speakers
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR,
COLUMBIA LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, PhD
Dr. Kelly Posner is a Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University. The U.S. Department of Defense said that her work is "nothing short of a miracle" and stated, "her effective model of improving the world will help propel us closer to a world without suicide."
CEO & CO-FOUNDER,
April Koh started Spring Health, a comprehensive mental health benefit for employers where the hopelessness of guessing is replaced with the hope of data-driven, accurate care.
EMPLOYER AND EAP STRATEGY
Mandie Conforti, LCSW
Mandie currently serves as Senior Director, Employer and EAP Strategy at Spring Health. She has clinical experience in EAP and substance use treatment and has previously worked as a Behavioral Health Consultant at Willis Towers Watson and Mercer.
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL BENEFITS AT CIENA
Stephanie Molden is the Senior Director of Global Benefits and Programs at Ciena Corporation, and has over 24 years of experience in human resources. As part of Ciena’s People & Culture, Total Rewards organization, she oversees Global Benefits, Wellbeing, Flexibility Programs, Mobility and Immigration for 36 countries and 7,000+ people.
WHAT OUR ATTENDEES ARE SAYING
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- Event Attendee