Webinar: Preventing Suicide in the Clinical Setting: Reasons for Hope
Location: Online Via PsychU.org
Description: Suicide is a global health crisis that has increased 25% over the last decade within the United States (US) and claims the lives of over 800,000 individuals each year worldwide. Suicide is currently the 10th leading cause of death in the US, and the second leading cause of death for individuals between 10 and 34 years of age, despite increases in suicide prevention strategies and research. Although assessment, prevention, and intervention strategies are crucial for predicting and preventing suicide, clinical practices often do not utilize strategies with the greatest evidence-based empirical support. Reviews and meta-analyses from randomized controlled trials indicate that the most robust scientific data support certain types of approaches, including: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), Stabilization-oriented approaches (i.e., safety planning), and post-discharge follow up interventions.
This webinar features Brian Ahmedani, PhD, Director of the Center for Health Policy & Health Services Research and Director of Research, Behavioral Health Services at Henry Ford Health System, Christine Moutier, MD Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and David Jobes, PhD, Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America and creator of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) model. Our discussion will include the currently available clinical suicide prevention strategies/models with the most robust empirical support, as well as some of the challenges and limitations of incorporating these strategies into clinical practice. Furthermore, the speakers will exchange perspectives on the future of suicide prevention research, what is on the horizon in the field of suicidology, and the reasons we have to be hopeful for reducing suicide rates within the US and globally.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline / Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.