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Veteran Suicide

An average of 20 veterans die by suicide every day. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and veterans account for 18 percent of these tragic deaths.

Suicide prevention is a national priority and these statistics from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are a reminder that within the veteran community, and for all care providers who serve our nation’s veterans, suicide prevention is of singular importance.

Learning Opportunities

We invite you to join us in our shared commitment to our nation’s veterans by participating in ongoing continuing education in assessment and prevention of suicide risk.

This September, in observance of Suicide Prevention Month, experts on the most up-to-date veterans’ suicide data, suicide risk assessment and prevention tools available will present their findings to clinicians who serve our nations veterans.

Each week, the Cohen Veterans Network and the Center for Deployment Psychology, in collaboration with National Council for Mental Wellbeing and SAMHSA, will host free, web-based training. Continuing education units will be provided for all attendees.

We look forward to having you join our roster of national suicide prevention experts as we discuss these important topics.

Webinar Schedule

September 6, 2017
12-1:30 p.m. ET
Department of Veteran Affairs Suicide Prevention Overview
Presenter: Megan McCarthy, Ph.D.

September 13, 2017
12-1:30 p.m. ET
Suicide Risk Assessment
Presenter: Sean Convoy, DNP, PMHNP-BC

September 20, 2017
12-1:30 p.m. ET
The Safety Planning Intervention for Reducing Suicide Risk
Presenter: Greg Brown, Ph.D.

September 27, 2017
12-1:30 p.m. ET
Means Restriction and Talking to Suicidal Veterans About Firearms
Presenter: Craig Bryan, Psy.D.