There has been a lot of questions about how to report MHFA trainings/hours and Suicide prevention trainings/hours within the last couple months so hopefully this post will clarify how to report this information into ETO. Only prevention staff hours and trainings should be entered into ETO. If any MHFA or ASIST trainings are conducted by […]Read More
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September is Suicide Prevention Month and many of us are providing phenomenal speakers, events and activities thanks to the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (VDBHDS) proactive approach to address this serious issue. VDBHDS has provided funding across the regions of Virginia to provide community forums, education and training to address this concern. Nicole Taper […]Read More
U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High By SABRINA TAVERNISEAPRIL 22, 2016 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story WASHINGTON — Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group […]Read More
Suicide is a serious and preventable public health problem in the United States. Collaboration among prevention professionals across behavioral health fields has the potential to reduce suicide rates. While multiple factors influence suicidal behaviors, substance use—especially alcohol use—is a significant factor that is linked to a substantial number of suicides and suicide attempts. This “nexus” between substance use and suicide provides an opportunity for behavioral health leaders to develop a cohesive strategy within a public health framework to reduce suicidal behaviors and suicide rates.
This In Brief summarizes the relationship between substance use and suicide and provides state and tribal prevention professionals with information on the scope of the problem, an understanding of traditional barriers to collaboration and current programming, and ways to work together on substance misuse and suicide prevention strategies.
ICRC-S 2016 Webinar Series, Webinar #3 Improving Initiation of Mental Health Care: The Open Door Intervention Tuesday, April 26, 2016 03:00:00 PM EDT – 04:00:00 PM EDT [(UTC-05:00) America/New York \/] TimeZone (America/New York) The third webinar in the ICRC-S’s fourth annual webinar series, Successful Collaborative Research for Suicide Prevention: What Works, will take place […]Read More
Looking for an opportunity to share and gain information regarding suicide prevention? The Suicide Prevention Group is the perfect forum to discuss resources, ideas, and strategies. This group is a best fit for persons involved with the Regional Suicide Prevention Initiatives, Zero Suicide Initiative, ASIST Trainers, and the Suicide Prevention Interagency Advisory Group. There is a […]Read More
Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Centers | SAMHSA This toolkit offers strategies senior centers can use to integrate suicide prevention into activities that support the well-being of older adults. It also describes activities that increase protective factors and explains how to recognize the warning signs of suicide. Download the toolkit […]Read More