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Suicide Prevention and Safety Planning for the Veteran Community

When: Thursday, 14th November 2019
What Time: 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Sydney Time (AEDT) - click here for time zone information
Online - join via your computer, tablet or phone

MHPN and DVA are proud to present a one-off special event: Suicide Prevention and Safety Planning for the Veteran Community.

Register now to attend this live studio-based interactive conversation. Host Dr Glenn Melvin (clinical psychologist and associate professor at the school of Psychology, Deakin University) will be joined by American researcher Professor Barbara Stanley (expert on all aspects of suicidal behaviour and current professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University) along with Dr Jenny Firman -  Chief Health Officer, Principal Medical Adviser for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Hear the panel of experts discuss and compare current American and Australian research and perspectives on suicide prevention and safety planning. Learn tips and take-away tools to assist in safety planning in the veteran community.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in this exclusive event.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

  • have increased knowledge of current U.S and Australian research and how it informs suicide prevention initiatives; 
  • be better able to recognise and respond to risk indicators, warning signs and protective factors for suicide in the veteran community;
  • have increased understanding of how safety planning can be used to support veterans who are at risk of suicide, have experienced suicide ideation and/or attempted suicide; and
  • have access to and know how to use some of the tools and resources that are available to assist with safety planning in the veteran community.

Click here to read more about the panel.

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