The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will convene a two-day virtual workshop, "Advancing Training in Suicide Prevention Clinical Care," on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 and Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, to assess the state of the science related to suicide prevention training in clinical care. The ultimate goal of the workshop is to prevent suicidal behavior through the improved training of providers.
The workshop will address research priorities related to:
- Understanding the barriers and facilitators of successful training in suicide prevention clinical best practices
- Characterizing approaches to optimize the clinical workforce to help suicidal individuals
- Characterizing the added benefits and drawbacks of digital tools and technologies in suicide prevention
- Understanding how to create a system of care that reflects patient preferences and better support for clinicians.
Dana Prince, assistant professor, will present as an expert panelist on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 11:10 to 11:55 a.m. during Panel Session 5: Barriers and Facilitators of Successful Training in Suicide Prevention Clinical Best Practices. She will discuss the contextual/population-specific factors for sexual orientation and gender identity that compliment standard training information.
Researchers, mental health clinicians and practitioners, and members of the public interested in understanding and preventing suicide are all encouraged to attend.
The workshop is free to attend but registration is required. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will not be provided to attendees for this meeting.