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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 Human Services.

If you are in crisis, text MN to 741741 to be connected to Crisis Text Line. To download Crisis Text Line marketing materials from DHS’s website, click here.

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; shamlin@canvashealth.org

Central Region: Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, Wright
Regional Coordinator: Wil Sampson-Bernstrom, wbernstrom@canvashealth.org
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Dakota Region: Four Dakota Communities
Scott, Dakota, and Goodhue counties
Tribal Liaison/Regional Coordinator: Adam Preuss, apreuss@hsicrisis.org
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East Metro Region: Ramsey, Anoka, and Washington
Regional Coordinator: Alyssa Peterson, apeterson@canvashealth.org
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Hennepin County Region: Hennepin
Regional Coordinator: Wil Sampson-Bernstrom, wbernstrom@canvashealth.org
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South Central Region: McLeod, Carver, Sibley, Nicollet, Blue
Earth, Le Sueur, Fairbault, Martin, Rice, Freeborn, Watonwan,
and Brown
Regional Coordinators: Laura Gaffer, lgaffer@counseling-services.org
Benjamin Ardner, bardner@counseling-services.org
Counseling Services of Southern Minnesota

Southwest Region: Yellow Medicine, Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Murray, Pipestone, Rock, Nobles, Jackson, and Cottonwood
Regional Coordinator: Arianna Santos, asantos@canvashealth.org

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

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

Zumbro Valley Region: Wabasha, Waseca, Steele, Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, Mower, Fillmore, and Houston
Regional Coordinator: Joshua Jensen, joshua.jensen@zvhc.org
Zumbro Valley Health Center

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For more information or to schedule a presentation

Email
Stephanie Hamlin, MPH
shamlin@canvashealth.org

Phone
(715) 768-0090

Crisis Text Line

Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.

Text
MN to 741741

Web site
CrisisTextLine.org

Meet The Team

Stephanie Hamlin

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.

Education

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

License and Credentials

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

Adam Preuss

Tribal Liaison

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • Suicide Prevention

Wil Sampson-Bernstrom

Suicide Prevention Regional Coordinator

I believe in the power of community. When we come together, there is no limit to what we can achieve. My goal is to provide the
education and support to empower communities to recognize the warning signs of suicide and know how to respond.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • Suicide Prevention Program
  • 7th-12th grade and adults 18+

Professional Experience

I have more than a decade of experience in community organizing and suicide prevention education.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science - Minnesota State University, Mankato

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.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science - St. Catherine University

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