Conference Speakers

Gigi Colombini, LMSW

Gigi Colombini is a Clinical Social Worker who, since 1990, has focused her passion on working with youth and adults who experience trauma, grief, anxiety, depression and suicide. Throughout her professional journey, Ms. Colombini has worked and supervised as a Crisis Counselor, lead and facilitated with numerous grief groups, lead CISM (Critical Stress Incident Management) trauma teams, and various community efforts throughout Oakland and Macomb counties. She currently has an outpatient practice in Birmingham, MI.

As an expert in the field of suicide prevention, Ms. Colombini has provided extensive education to youth and adults, in schools and other community settings. Most recently, she has developed, implemented and evaluated a continuity of care/family support intervention designed to enhance the safety and support of high risk youth following a suicidal emergency. The Holding On To Life Youth Suicide Prevention program, has received attention from professional institutions such as the Michigan Department of Community Health, and the National Institute for Mental Health. She has consulted on programs for Harvard, Dartmouth, the University of Michigan, and others.