3421.1 Self-Inflicted Injury: Jointly-Organized with the Mental Health Section

Monday, November 9, 2009: 4:30 PM
This session is intended to showcase the public health problem of suicide. Jointly sponsored by the injury and mental health sections, participants at this session will learn about perspectives of suicide among providers; the connection between mental disorders and mental anguish and suicide, and the relationship between suicide and firearms and drug use.
Session Objectives: 1. Understand how traumatic events and mental anguish are associated with attempted suicide and self-harm. 2. Explain how vulnerable populations (drug users, mentally impaired, etc.) are impacted by the problem of suicide. 3. Describe how providers understand the problem of suicide, and discuss implications for suicide prevention efforts.

4:30 PM
Belief in the inevitability of suicide among providers in an emergency department
Marian E. Betz, MD, MPH, Matthew Miller, MD, ScD and Catherine Barber, MPA
4:45 PM
Differences in mental health symptoms and attempted suicide among Puerto Rican drug users in Puerto Rico and Massachusetts
Luz M. López, PhD, MSW, MPH, Abby Ross, MSW, Deborah Chassler, MSW and Lena Lundgren, PhD
5:00 PM
Comparative circumstances of firearm versus non-firearm suicides
Richard David-Rus, Bretta Jacquemin, MPH and Katherine Hempstead, PhD
5:15 PM
Effect of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on suicide and homicide in the vicinity of the attacks
Cynthia A. Claassen, PhD, Thomas Carmody, PhD, Sunita M. Stewart, PhD, Robert M. Bossarte, PhD, Gregory L. Larkin, MD, MSPH, FACEP, Wayne A. Woodward, PhD and Madhukar H. Trivedi, MD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
Endorsed by: Mental Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)