Suicide Prevention in Senior Living Communities

Conference: 2014 Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention — Broadening the View • Extending the Reach

Friday, Mar 14, 2014
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine Workshop/Presentation: B2: Suicide Prevention in Senior Living Communities
Carl Podgorski, PhD, MPH, LMFT

This session will address competencies and skills that aging service professionals need to become competent and comfortable creating senior living communities that promote good mental health and prevent risk for suicide among residents. This presentation will consist of an overview of principles of suicide prevention and risk reduction as published in the SAMHSA publication Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Living Communities. The session will include an interactive discussion involving a case scenario that will provide participants an opportunity to apply the principles from the toolkit to an actual case.