Suicide Prevention Strategies and Resources to Improve Services for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families

SAMHSA Webinar
Date:  July 30, 2013 - 1:45 pm (America/New_York)

This webinar, sponsored by SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center, provided an overview of the risk and protective factors associated with SMVF suicide. Resources and strategies that can be used to help SMVF who are in crisis were discussed. The webinar also included a review of a comprehensive suicide prevention plan and examples of what states, communities, and organizations are doing to reduce SMVF suicides.

Presenters Janet Kemp, RN, PhD, National Mental Health Program Director, Suicide Prevention and Community Engagement, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Julie Ebin, EdM, Senior Prevention Specialist, Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Casey Olson, Prevention, Response, and Outreach Strategic Initiatives Program Manager, National Guard Bureau, Luana J. Ritch, PhD, Nevada Policy Academy State Team Leader, Quality Assurance Specialist III, Veterans & Military Families, Nevada Mental Health Services