Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Promoting Connectedness to Prevent Suicide

Event date: 
February 28, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Type: 
Webinar
Sponsor: 
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Presenter(s): 
Stone, Deb
Presenter(s): 
Joe, Sean
Presenter(s): 
Van Orden, Kimberly
Presenter(s): 
Subia BigFoot, Dolores
Location: 
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Evaluations of interventions directed toward preventing suicidal behavior have shown that promoting connectedness is a promising suicide prevention strategy.  Connectedness to others, including family members, teachers, coworkers, community organizations, and social institutions, is an important protective factor.  Positive relationships can help increase a person’s sense of belonging, foster a sense of personal worth, and provide access to sources of support.

During this webinar, participants will learn why and how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made connectedness promotion a central focus of its suicide prevention efforts.  In addition, presenters will describe programs that have promoted connectedness within specific populations including: older adults, Native Americans, and African American youth.

 

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