Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide was the 10th leading cause of death overall in 2017. Addressing this public health issue has proven to be a challenge within the United States, where the suicide rate has increased steadily over the last two decades.
Join Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as she provides an overview of the current state of suicide in the United States. She will also discuss risk and protective factors for suicide, barriers to effective suicide prevention in various settings, and opportunities to improve suicide prevention and treatment.
In this webinar, participants will learn about:
- Current trends and advocacy efforts in the United States
- Evidence-based best practices in suicide prevention and treatment
- Gaps in suicide prevention and treatment as well as potential solutions