Held on Wednesday, September 13, at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET
Healthcare professionals are significantly more likely to end their lives by suicide than the general population. Many professionals do not seek treatment or support for fear of stigma or professional repercussions, coping alone with stress, burnout, and fatigue even as they provide care for others.
In honor of National Physician Suicide Awareness Day (Sept. 17), the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is hosting a webinar to help organizations and staff better understand how they can use best practices to support healthcare professionals and address the risk of suicide in healers. Join our training to learn about the dynamics of the crisis, gain concrete strategies to create cultures of wellness for staff to better address suicide risk, and hear a perspective from a professional who has experienced a colleague’s passing by suicide.
- Dr. Virna Little, PSyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM, Special Advisor for Advocacy and Research and Co-Founder of Concert Health, Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder of Zero Overdose
- Dr. Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, Faculty, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
More Resources on Suicide Safer Care
Using the Zero Suicide framework as a foundation and with the generous support of the Centene Corporation, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved created the Suicide Safer Care curriculum to train primary care providers and their teams on skills for suicide risk assessment, evidence-based interventions, referral and transition when needed, and changing the culture of addressing suicide risk across clinical practice. Learn more about the curriculum and useful resources for primary care providers, including pediatric, geriatric, and adult suicide prevention toolkits.