Suicide Prevention

Upcoming Meetings

Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will take place at:
The Foundation for Health Care Quality
705 Second Avenue, Suite 410
Seattle, WA 98104

Date Time Materials
Thursday, May 10 3:00 – 4:30pm Agenda May 10
Minutes April 12
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Recommendations
Draft Suicide Prevention Recommendations
Thursday, June 14 3:00 – 4:30pm TBD
Thursday, July 12 3:00 – 4:30pm TBD
CANCELLED: Thursday, August 9 3:00 – 4:30pm n/a
Thursday, September 13 3:00 – 4:30pm TBD
Thursday, October 11 3:00 – 4:30pm TBD


Suicide is a leading cause of death with rates that vary depending on race/ethnicity, age, veteran status, and sexual and gender minority. This workgroup aims to develop clinical pathways to identify depression and suicidal ideation, management, treatment, and follow-up. This workgroup started meeting in February 2018.

Supporting Materials

Suicide Prevention Charter and Roster

Previous Meeting Materials

Date Materials
February 8 Minutes February 8
Suicide Prevention Charter Draft
Bree Collaborative Process
March 8 Agenda March 8
Minutes February 8
Draft Suicide Prevention Charter
Draft Suicide Prevention Recommendations
April 12 Agenda April 12
Minutes March 8
Draft Suicide Prevention Report

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Kate Comtois, PhD, MSW Psychologist Harborview Medical Center
Karen Hye, PsyD Clinical Psychologist CHI Franciscan Health
Matthew Layton, MD, PhD, FACP, DFAPA Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University
Neetha Mony, MSW Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan Program Manager Washington State Department of Health
Julie Rickard, PhD Physician & Healthcare Consultant Confluence Health
Julie Richards, MPH Research Associate Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Hugh Straley, MD (chair) Chair Bree Collaborative
Jennifer Stuber, PhD Associate Professor University of Washington School of Social Work
Jeffrey Sung, MD Member Washington State Psychiatric Association