Improving Care to Prevent Suicide among People with Serious Mental Illness – A Workshop

When: September 11, 2018 - September 12, 2018 (8:00 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building (Lecture Room) • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Topics Health Care Workforce, Substance Use and Mental Health, Military and Veterans Health
Activity: Improving Care to Prevent Suicide among People with Serious Mental Illness: A Workshop
Boards: Board on Health Care Services, Board on Children, Youth, and Families

PRELIMINARY AGENDA (Updated August 7, 2018)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Workshop Overview
8:40 a.m. Framing Address
9:05 a.m. Why This Matters: A Personal Perspective
9:20 a.m. Panel 1: Patterns of Risk and the Prevention Landscape
10:30 a.m. Break
10:50 a.m. Panel 2: Suicide Prevention in Healthcare Systems
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Panel 3: Suicide Prevention for Veterans and Service Members
2:15 p.m. Break
2:35 p.m. Panel 4: Suicide Prevention in Tribal Communities
3:50 p.m. Panel 5: Connecting Prevention along the Continuum of Care
5:00 p.m. Key Takeaways from Day 1
5:15 p.m. Adjourn Day 1

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakout Signups
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Brief Recap of Day 1
8:40 a.m. Instructions for Breakouts
8:50 a.m. Transition to Breakout Rooms
8:55 a.m. Breakout Sessions
10:25 a.m. Break and Reconvene in Main Room
10:45 a.m. Breakout Reports
11:30 a.m. Closing Panel: Perspectives on the Future
12:30 p.m. Key Takeaways from the Workshop
1:00 p.m. Adjourn Workshop

The workshop presentations and moderated discussions will examine opportunities to prevent suicide among people with serious mental illness (SMI), including, at minimum, bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder, as well as mood, anxiety, or other disorders that result in significant functional impairment.

The workshop will:

  • highlight the patterns of mortality by suicide among people with SMI,
  • consider the implications of the relationship between SMI and suicide, and
  • examine interventions that can reduce the high risk of suicide in this population

    The workshop will also consider ways to:

  • improve and implement early interventions,
  • improve access to care among vulnerable populations with SMI, and
  • effectively target interventions to specific populations with unique needs, such as veterans and tribal communities with limited resources.

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