Rebooting Suicide Prevention: Population-Based Public Health Approaches in Schools, Communities, and Mental Health Facilities

Austen Riggs Center

25 Main St
StockbridgeMassachusetts 01262
March 31, 2017 at 6:30 PM to at 8:00 PM

Friday Night Guest Lecture

David N. Miller, PhD, is an associate professor of school psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York; president of the American Association of Suicidology; author of Child and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: School-Based Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention (Guilford Press, 2010); and lead author of Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Self-Injury at School (Springer Press, 2010).

Event Description 

Suicide is a nationwide (as well as worldwide) public health crisis that will require public health approaches to significantly reduce its prevalence. This guest lecture will provide an update on suicide in the US and focus on population-based, public health approaches to suicide prevention. Public health approaches discussed will include means restriction, crisis hotlines and social media, and public education campaigns. Examples of taking a public health approach to suicide prevention in schools, communities, and mental health facilities will be provided.

This presentation is designed for mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, with no regular registration fee.


Attention NY, NJ and ME Social Workers: the Austen Riggs Center is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. As of July 2015, ACE is accepted in 47 jurisdictions. This does not include the states of New York, New Jersey and Maine.

No registration required. For more information contact Samantha Blache at [413] 931.5230.

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1.5 hours
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