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Suicide Prevention: We All Have a Role to Play This is a past event.

Suicide Prevention: We All Have a Role to Play

Tuesday, June 30 at 9:30am to 10:45am

Virtual Event

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PURPOSE

The Virtual Learning Series on Substance Abuse is a part of the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Division of Behavioral Health Initiatives that support prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use disorders and problem gambling.

This virtual learning will focus on person centered planning for individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions, specifically addressing brain injury, intimate partner violence, opioid use disorder and problem gambling.

For more information on IDPH’s initiatives, please visit YourLifeIowa.org.

SESSION DESCRIPTION

Suicide is highly prevalent and presents a major challenge to public health in the United States and worldwide. It contributes to premature death, morbidity, lost productivity, and health care costs. During this session, we will explore what is effective suicide prevention and how we can work collaboratively to save lives and improve health of Iowans.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Define language used in suicide prevention and care.
  • Identify promising practices or evidence-based approaches for different environments.
  • List strategies for how to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of suicidal behavior for individuals, families, communities, and society.

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