Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and one of three that is on the rise. Up to 45% of individuals who die by suicide have visited their primary care physicians within a month of their death. Research suggests that 67% of people who attempt suicide receive medical attention as a result. Primary care/medical professionals can have a critical opportunity with preventing suicides and connecting people to specialty behavioral healthcare providers.
Join us for this presentation specifically designed for medical professionals that will address:
• Risk factors and warning signs of suicide • Community resources to connect the patient
• How to monitor patients through a suicide care management plan • How to address barriers to implementing suicide prevention efforts
• Recipients receive a booklet manual.
All members of the care team welcomed.
Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-r, MBA, CCM, SAP
Virna Little is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Concert Health and the Director of the Center for Innovation in Mental Health at the CUNY School of Public Health in New York. Prior Dr. Little worked for 22 years as a Senior Vice President for a large FQHC network in New York overseeing over 300 behavioral health and community staff. Dr. Little has been a consultant on the AIMS center and National Council for Community Behavioral Health teams providing technical assistance to organizations around the country integrating primary care and behavioral health as well as a member of the national Zero Suicide Faculty. Dr. Little is a nationally and internationally known speaker and has been recognized with awards from the Society for Social Work Leaders in HealthCare, National Association of Social Workers, Community Health Center Network of New York, New York Suicide Prevention Committee and others. She has served on many boards and is currently board chair for the New York Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Heart Association and the Association for Clinicians for the Underserved.
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