Virtual Office Hours

Frequently Asked Questions

What are SafeSide Office Hours?

They are monthly, virtual video chats hosted by SafeSide where people who have participated in the SafeSide video-based Instruction can ask questions and discuss their experiences using the framework with Dr.Tony Pisani, Kristina Mossgraber, Lived Experience Faculty, Dr. Sarah Donovan, and other SafeSide faculty and others who are using the framework too.

What will I get out of Office Hours?

Office Hours are designed to help you build upon your experiences participating in the SafeSide video-based learning and strengthen your use of the framework. When you participate in Office Hours, in addition to getting updates and asking questions of Dr. Tony Pisani and his team, you will:

  • Be better equipped to apply the framework day-to-day as suicide concerns arise, whether you work in a direct or supervisory capacity;
  • Hear about questions or situations you may not have thought of, but that can enhance your work;
  • Get resaerch highlights in suicide prevention and discussion of how new findings mesh with the framework;
  • Be more aware of pitfalls in suicide prevention, and how to avoid them;

And you’ll be connected with other people around the world doing the same work.

Who should attend SafeSide Office Hours?

Anyone who is using the framework and wants to learn with others about how to apply it. We would love to have so many attendees that we have to add more!

Do I have to be on video?

We recommend joining via video rather than call-in alone because in almost every Office Hours we use screen sharing to highlight resources or connect what we’re discussing to a specific part of the framework. It also helps us get to know each other better. But yes, you can opt to just call in and still have a great experience.

How many people attend Office Hours?

It varies. We find as more of you bring your questions and experiences, Office Hours are becoming an increasingly rich forum for our SafeSide Community to talk about successes and challenges.

I have a topic for Office hours, but I’m not comfortable asking them directly during the meeting. Can I bring them up another way?

You can email to ask that a topic or question be addressed in Office Hours. We’re all learning together, so if you have a question you’re wondering about, there are probably others that are wondering the same thing.

I want to attend Office Hours but I never know when they are. How do I get invited?

Send a blank message using your work email account to - that will put you on the list to get notifications of upcoming Office Hours which includes a registration link so you can attend.