New Webinar – Suicide – the world’s great public health epidemic – Identifying At-Risk Factors
Suicide – the world’s great public health epidemic
With Suzy Loughlin and Special Guest Dr. Kelly Posner, Firestorm Expert Council Member and founder and Principal Investigator of the Center for Suicide Risk Assessment at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Suicide- the world’s great public health epidemic. Suicide is now the 2nd leading cause of death for individuals under 25.
Suicide is integrally linked to the issue of school and workplace shootings.
On June 26th from 2-3 PM Eastern, we will discuss how to raise awareness, what the warning signs are, what are the strategies and steps you can take towards prevention. We will discuss why suicide should be monitored for, just like blood pressure.
We will discuss the C-SSRS Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale)- a screening tool that for the first time helps us identify people that are at greatest risk—with identification being the key to prevention.
Dr. Kelly Posner, a leading international expert in the areas of suicide and depression, is the founder and Principal Investigator of the Center for Suicide Risk Assessment at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute. She was commissioned by the FDA to lead a study to develop improved methods of suicide risk assessment. The methods developed have been recommended or mandated across numerous areas of medicine. The New York Times called this work “one of the most profound changes of the past 16 years to regulations governing drug development”. Read Dr. Posner’s full Bio Here