Webinar "Suicide Prevention: Science and Trends"

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET (Washington, DC time)
Duration: 1 hour

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide was the 10th leading cause of death overall in 2017. Addressing this public health issue has proven to be a challenge within the United States, where the suicide rate has increased steadily over the last two decades.

Join Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as she provides an overview of the current state of suicide in the United States. She will also discuss risk and protective factors for suicide, barriers to effective suicide prevention in various settings, and opportunities to improve suicide prevention and treatment.

In this webinar, participants will learn about:

  • Current trends and advocacy efforts in the United States
  • Evidence-based best practices in suicide prevention and treatment
  • Gaps in suicide prevention and treatment as well as potential solutions

Please note: this webinar is a free event, and no CEUs or certificates of participation are provided. All registrants will receive a copy of the recorded webinar and slides if you cannot attend the live event.

Christine Moutier, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Dr. Christine Moutier knows the impact of suicide firsthand. After losing colleagues to suicide, she dedicated herself to fighting this leading cause of death. As a leader in the field of suicide prevention, Dr. Moutier joined AFSP in 2013, and it’s through her passion and commitment to the work that we see a lasting impact via research, education and support to communities across the U.S. Since earning her medical degree and training in psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, she has been a practicing psychiatrist, professor and dean in the UCSD School of Medicine, medical director of the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at the VA Medical Center in La Jolla, and has been clinically active with diverse patient populations, such as veterans, Asian refugee populations, as well as physicians and leaders with mental health conditions.

Christopher Reist, M.D., M.B.A. - Moderator
Population Health Medical Advisor