Jackson Memorial Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Since 1952, the Public Health Trust has had a basic affiliation agreement with the medical school, supplemented by an annual operating agreement, which sets forth the responsibilities of and the services to be provided by each party. Of the nearly 1,000 full-time faculty members of the medical school, more than 600 are doctors engaged in clinical practice who have been granted medical staff privileges and can admit patients to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Session 1

Empowering everyone to a part of the solution, The Columbia Suicide Severity Scale (C-SSRS), which has been called “the antibiotic for suicide”, is the most powerful method to detect those at risk for suicide.  The C-SSRS is a simple, evidence-based and effective screening tool that can be used by anyone across all sectors of society.  It consists of a short series of questions, asked in everyday language and backed by more than 20 years of scientific study.

Knowing that you can ask and knowing how to ask about suicide are two key messages that will change how many lives are saved and protected from the effects of violence. Asking about suicidal thoughts and behaviors is for everyone, not just mental health professionals. We can all ask, and help connect those who are suffering with support and help prevent violence before it happens.

January 18, 2019

1:00 pm  |  Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue Miami, FL 33136


Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, PH.D.

Founder and Director,
The Columbia Lighthouse Project


Ryan B. Petty, who's 14 year-old daughter Alaina Petty was one of the seventeen people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018, testifies before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary during "an oversight hearing to examine the Parkland shooting and legislative proposals to improve school safety" on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Ryan Petty

Founder and CEO,
The WalkUp Foundation


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