Real Talk Webinar

Real Talk: What is Suicide Prevention?

Downloads mentioned in the webinar are available below the video.

Recorded January 8, 2020 Presented by Beth Zietlow-DeJesus, Director of External Affairs & Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention Coalition Co-chair and Charde Hollins, MSW, LSW Behavioral Health Prevention Specialist & Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention Coalition Co-chair


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We’ve all heard the term “suicide prevention.” There are those of us who have that in our job titles or as a focus of our work but what is it exactly? Is it simply preventing someone from taking their own life? That’s certainly a part of it but it’s more than that. Join OSPF with special guest presenters, Beth Zietlow-DeJesus and Charde Hollins from the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County as we dive deeper into the field of suicide prevention and really look at all aspects of what it takes to prevent suicide.

About the Presenter

Beth Zeitlow-DeJesus

Beth Zietlow-DeJesus joined the ADAMHS Board in August, 2017 and serves as the Director of External Affairs. Prior to her work at the Board, she served as the Communications Director in the Office of Mayor Frank G. Jackson. She has a wide-range of experience in public information, crisis communications, social media and public relations. Beth has been an advocate for mental health and addiction recovery for more than twenty years. Beth earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Dance from Baldwin Wallace University and a master’s degree in Public Relations from Kent State University.

Charde Hollins

Charde’ Hollins is a Masters Level, licensed Social Worker living in Cleveland, Ohio. She is currently the Behavioral Health Prevention Specialist for the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board for Cuyahoga County, where she also Co-chairs the Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention Coalition. Empowered by her own lived experiences, Charde’ has become an advocate for disrupting the stigma of treatment and increasing effective prevention strategies.