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Centerstone Hosts “Safer Suicide Care Webinar Series” Aug. 18 – Sept. 3

Centerstone will host the “Safer Suicide Care Webinar Series” online from August 18 to September 3. These live virtual sessions are FREE thanks to funding from SAMHSA’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention grant through the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Discussion topics will focus on safer suicide care, suicide prevention, interventions, lived experience, prevention and technology, and more. Speakers include national and international thought leaders in suicide prevention.

More details and registration information are listed below. Join us!

DBT Skills & Lived Experience with Dr. Ursula Whiteside

Tuesday, August 18th 2:00pmCST-3:00pmCST
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Tuesday, August 25th 2:00pmCST-3:00pmCST
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Dr. Ursula Whiteside, licensed clinical psychologist with the University of Washington and CEO of NowMattersNow.org, will provide a brief overview of how dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills can effectively treat suicidality as well as discuss how lived experience informs her work.


Suicide Prevention in the Age of Technology with Dr. Bart Andrews

Monday, August 24th @ 10:00amCST-11:00amCST
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Monday, August 24th @ 1:00pmCST-2:00pmCST
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Dr. Bart Andrews, Vice President of Telehealth and Home and Community Services with Behavioral Health Response in Illinois, will discuss how technology can make an impact on suicide prevention.


Primary Care and Suicide Prevention with Dr. Virna Little

Wednesday, August 26th @ 3:00pmCST-4:00pmCST
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Thursday, August 27th @ 3:00pmCST-4:00pmCST
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Dr. Virna Little, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Concert Health, works with physicians and primary care to integrate behavioral health services and discuss collaborative care management and how to bridge the gap between primary care and behavioral health.


Suicide & Physical Health Determinants with Dr. Brian Ahmedani

Wednesday, September 2nd @1:00pm-2:00pmCST
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Thursday, September 3rd @ 1:00pm-2:00pmCST
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Dr. Brian Ahmedani, Director of the Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research at Henry Ford Health System, will discuss how physical health determinants can be linked to suicide.



Suicide Prevention in the Workplace with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas

Monday, August 24th @ 3:00pmCST-4:00pmCST
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Tuesday, September 1st @ 12:30pmCST-1:30pmCST
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Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas is a clinical psychologist and professional speaker with United Suicide Survivors International.  She will discuss how to promote mental health and suicide prevention in the workplace.


Safer Suicide Care: A State of the Union with Dr. Mike Hogan

Thursday, August 27th @ 10:00amCST-11:00amCST
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Thursday, August 27th @ 2:00pmCST-3:00pmCST
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Dr. Mike Hogan, former State Commissioner of Mental Health for New York, Ohio, and Connecticut, has been on the forefront of the nation’s Zero Suicide Initiative. He will discuss the progress made since the beginning of Zero Suicide and where the initiative currently stands today.


Safety Planning & Means Restriction with Dr. Barbara Stanley

Friday, August 28th @ 10:00amCST-11:00amCST

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Friday, August 28th @ 1:00pmCST-2:00pmCST

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Dr. Barbara Stanley is co-creator of the Stanley-Brown safety plan and Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University. She will discuss the importance of patient collaboration when safety planning and counseling on means restriction in order to ensure patient safety.

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