Reducing suicide-related mortality is a global imperative declared by The World Health Organization. The suicide prevention movement has been gaining momentum as organizations, advocates, and others have increasingly collaborated on effective strategies. Health care settings provide an important opportunity for suicide intervention and prevention but cannot yet fully manage suicide risk due to a lack of training, knowledge gaps, and reimbursement challenges. School, workplace, and community-based interventions can help reduce the incidence of suicidal behavior, as can better access to care and reduced access to lethal means of suicide.
The persistent trends in suicide necessitate action among mental health care providers and payers, researchers, and community leaders. This virtual workshop will feature national subject matter experts discussing strategies to improve access to effective interventions to prevent suicide.