TimeZone (America/Los Angeles)
Promoting Connectedness to Prevent Suicide

March 11, 2014, 3-4:30 p.m. EST

This webinar is designed to support the development of best practices for suicide prevention among men in the middle years of life.  Bringing together panelists from the US and Ireland, this webinar will provide data on the scope of the problem, a framework for conceptualizing suicide prevention strategies, and an example of an innovative program that fits within this framework.


Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the changes over time in US rates and methods for middle-aged adults with a focus on middle-aged men.
  • Identify risk and precipitating factors for suicide among middle-aged men.
  • Explain the “common risk approach” to suicide prevention.
  • Describe a pilot program implemented in Ireland for men in the middle years who are at increased risk as a result of economic/employment issues.



Thomas R. Simon, PhD, Deputy Associate Director for Science, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Ella Arensman, PhD, Director of Research, National Suicide Research Foundation;  Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College Cork, Ireland; and President, International Association for Suicide Prevention


Eric D. Caine, MD, John Romano Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center


Derek McDonnell, Coordinator, Mojo Programme, Dodder Valley Partnership




Jerry Reed, PhD, MSW, EDC Vice President and Director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence and Suicide and of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center


Please note: This event is free of charge.

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