Care Transitions: The Role of Connectedness in Preventing Suicide
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 1:30 - 3:00 pm. ET
The transition from inpatient to outpatient behavioral health care is a critical time for patients with a history of suicide risk—as well as for the health care systems and providers who serve them. According to research, in the month after patients leave inpatient psychiatric care, their suicide death rate is 300 times higher in the first week and 200 times higher in the first month than the general population, but nearly a third of them do not make it to outpatient care in this time frame. However, when health care providers work together to build connectedness across care settings, encourage involvement by family and community supports, and minimize care gaps, more lives can be saved.
During this free, 90-minute webinar, participants will:
Hear from a panel of experts from the perspectives of: a national federal agency, an inpatient care provider, an outpatient care provider, and someone with lived experience; and
Learn more about how to integrate the Action Alliance's Best Practices in Care Transitions for Individuals with Suicide Risk: Inpatient Care to Outpatient Care into their health care practice.
Panelists for the webinar include:
Karen Johnson, MSW, Senior Vice President, Clinical Services and Division Compliance Officer, Behavioral Health Division, Universal Health Services, Inc.
Dr. Richard McKeon, Chief Suicide Prevention Branch, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Shelby Rowe, Suicide Prevention Program Manager, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Careers
Becky Stoll, LCSW, Vice President for Crisis and Disaster Management, Centerstone
For more information about the Action Alliance's work around care transitions, visit SuicideCareTransitions.org.
Suicide Research Priorities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Wednesday 29th July 2020 - 7:00 - 8:00 am EST
During this webinar there will be four 5-minute presentations followed by 10 minutes Q&A and 30-minute panel discussion with audience participation via polling.
Talks will cover:
Key research questions to inform prevention with examples of planned and ongoing research,
Considerations for research during the COVID-19 pandemic: e.g. safety; rapid communications of reliable findings; ethical considerations; media communications,
The International COVlD-19 Suicide Prevention Research Collaboration and its collaboration with partner organisations IASP, WHO etc.