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Webinar: Managing Suicidal Behaviors

September 27, 2012, 1–2:30 p.m. (EDT)

Since 2004, the number of suicides among active-duty service members has increased dramatically. The rise in military suicide rates may be associated with psychological health problems and/or interpersonal and family stressors. Research has suggested that of those who commit suicide many had visited a health care provider within the month prior to their death.

The goal of this webinar is to educate health care providers about their role in identifying and managing suicidal behaviors. Specifically, this webinar will:

- Review the public health significance of suicide
- Describe screening and assessment methods for identifying suicidal patients
- Identify interventions for managing suicidal behaviors


Peter M. Gutierrez, Ph.D.
Clinical/Research Psychologist, Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC), Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center

Marjan Ghahramanlou Holloway, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Medical & Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS); and Director, Laboratory for the Treatment of Suicide-Related Ideation and Behavior (USUHS)


USPHS Capt. Janet Hawkins, L.C.S.W.
Prevention Division Chief, Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury

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