Veterans Affairs ‘BeThere’ Media for Suicide Prevention Month in September

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  Thank you for your assistance to reach suicide prevention stakeholders. We are reaching out to you to help spread the message to our Service Members, Veterans, and Families (SMVF) population.  See below for suggested posting. Please advise if additional information is needed.  Also, please let me know where you have […]

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Suicide Prevention Initiatives in the State of Virginia

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 […]

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Substance Use and Suicide: A Nexus Requiring a Public Health Approach

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.

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ICRC-S 2016 Webinar Series, Webinar #3 Improving Initiation of Mental Health Care: The Open Door Intervention

                  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 […]

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Suicide Prevention Group

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 […]

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