Webinar: Addressing the intersection of substance use and suicide: Strategies for prevention, intervention, and treatment
Description: Deaths by overdose and suicide continue to increase despite state and national efforts. Individuals with substance use disorders are at increased risk for suicide. Efforts to jointly address substance use and suicide are warranted. This webinar describes suicide risk among those who misuse substances and details multiple strategies for joint prevention, intervention, and treatment in the community and in various service settings. Learning
Objectives: As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to: 1) Describe how substance use and suicide are related; 2) List ways in which communities can implement prevention strategies targeting substance misuse and suicide; 3) Explain a method of jointly addressing substance misuse and suicide risk in general health care settings; and 4) Describe how substance use disorder treatment providers may identify and intervene with patients at increased risk of suicide.
Presented by: Brett Harris, DrPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Albany School of Public Health