Substance abuse prevention is suicide prevention: Building connections between our fields to save lives
Learning Areas:Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Explain the connection between substance abuse and suicide prevention work using a risk and protective factors framework Describe interdisciplinary collaboration as an approach for addressing shared risk and protective factors at the nexus of substance abuse and suicide prevention work List the benefits and challenges of collaborating across substance abuse and suicide prevention disciplines Share strategies for overcoming common challenges of collaboration between substance abuse and suicide prevention
Keyword(s): Suicide, Substance Abuse Prevention
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I directed the project to create tools that would assist suicide prevention programs in collaborating with their substance abuse prevention and treatment counterparts. I work on a daily basis with suicide prevention programs around the country to build their capacity to effectively present suicide. I have worked in suicide prevention for over 6 years, and am a subject matter expert on the public health approach to suicide prevention, including key risk factors like substance use.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.