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Supporting Safety-Creating Hope

The Canvas Health Suicide Prevention Program provides services to the Dakota Communities and 57 counties in Minnesota. Services include research and evidence based culturally responsive presentations as well as Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) suicide prevention trainings. Additionally, the program offers collaboration activities with community-based suicide prevention efforts through our Regional Coordinators and Tribal Liaison.

Our school presentations are available for students in grades 7-12, and QPR trainings for those 18 and over. Our aim is to support empowering everyone in the communities we serve to help prevent suicide.

Presentations are free of charge and funded by the Minnesota Department of Health.

If you are in crisis, dial or text 988 to be connected to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

Please contact the Regional Coordinator and Tribal Liaison that serves your area to schedule a presentation or training.

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Program Supervisor: Stephanie Hamlin, MPH;

Central Region: Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, Wright
Regional Coordinator: Wil Sampson-Bernstrom,
Canvas Health

Dakota Region: Four Dakota Communities
Scott, Dakota, and Goodhue counties
Tribal Liaison/Regional Coordinator: Adam Preuss,
Canvas Health

East Metro Region: Ramsey, Anoka, and Washington
Regional Coordinator: Alyssa Peterson,
Canvas Health

Hennepin County Region: Hennepin
Regional Coordinator: Wil Sampson-Bernstrom,
Canvas Health

South Central Region: McLeod, Carver, Sibley, Nicollet, Blue
Earth, Le Sueur, Fairbault, Martin, Rice, Freeborn, Watonwan,
and Brown
Regional Coordinator: Grace Mullenbach,
Counseling Services of Southern MN

Southwest Region: Yellow Medicine, Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Murray, Pipestone, Rock, Nobles, Jackson, and Cottonwood
Regional Coordinator: Arianna Santos,
Canvas Health

Upper Western Region: Clay, Wilkin, Otter Tail, Traverse, Grant, Douglas, Stevens, and Pope
Regional Coordinator: Trevor Undseth,
Lakeland Mental Health Center

West Central Region: Lac qui Parle, Swift, Chippewa, Big Stone, Kandiyohi, Meeker, and Renville
Regional Coordinator: Adam Preuss,

Zumbro Valley Region: Wabasha, Waseca, Steele, Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, Mower, Fillmore, and Houston
Regional Coordinator: Joshua Jensen,
Zumbro Valley Health Center

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Stephanie Hamlin, MPH

(715) 768-0090

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

If you need suicide or mental health crisis support, or are worried about someone else, please call or text 988 or visit the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline chat to connect with a trained crisis specialist.

Meet The Team

Hamlin, Stephanie – Professional

Stephanie Hamlin, MPH

Suicide Prevention Supervisor

As a public health professional, I strongly believe in the importance of health education and promotion, which are vital in supporting suicide prevention in Minnesota. My goal is to provide resources and support to ensure all Minnesotans have access to crisis services and education about how suicide can prevented.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • Suicide Prevention

Professional Experience

I have worked at Canvas Health for over 3 years, first as a Regional Suicide Prevention Coordinator and administrative support for the program, and now as Regional Supervisor.


  • Bachelor Degree in Healthcare Management - Rasmussen University
  • Master of Public Health Degree - Southern New Hampshire University

License and Credentials

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
Peterson, Alyssa (2)

Alyssa Peterson

Suicide Prevention Regional Coordinator

Whether my professional career, or my personal life I always want to leave a positive impact wherever I go. It is important to me to help and be resourceful to the communities in which I work in.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Ages Served: 7th-12th grade and Adults 18+

Professional Experience

I have worked at Canvas Health for a little over a year now as a regional coordinator.


  • Bachelor of Science - St. Catherine University
Preuss, Adam

Adam Preuss

Tribal Liaison

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • Suicide Prevention

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You are welcome at Canvas Health. We're looking forward to serving you.

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