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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Suicide Prevention for Veterans: Some Population Considerations

Start Date: 12/4/2018 12:00 PM EST
End Date: 12/4/2018 1:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Via WebEx

Organization Name: WVPCA

John Kennedy
Email: john.kennedy@wvpca.org
Phone: 304-346-0032

The WVPCA invites you to participate in a one-hour webinar discussing Suicide Prevention for Veterans. Suicide is a preventable national health problem. Suicide prevention is of special concern to the military community as active-duty service members and veterans account for approximately 20-22 percent of all deaths from suicide in the United States.

Veterans face many stressors that can increase their risk for suicide such as combat and peacetime, along with challenges like traumatic experiences and frequent moves. Left unaddressed, these stressors can become overwhelming and may make veterans more vulnerable to substance use disorders and mood disorders because of high levels of stress which both disorders are associated with military suicide. Other stressors that increase suicide risk include relationship problems, legal or discipline issues and work problems.

Dr. Bossarte, Director of Injury Control Research Center, at West Virginia University will present the webinar.

Following this webinar, participants will:

  • Describe the epidemiology of suicide in the Veteran population 
  • Identify risk factors associated with suicidal ideation
  • Understand evidence of risk for suicide associated with military experience
  • Understand strategies to improve care coordination within the Veterans’ system of care


  • CHC Behavioral Health staff
  • CHC providers.

Registration closes on December 3 at 12:00 PM EST.

To Register:
Select "Individual Member" if you have a log in. If you would like to request a log in, please contact Warne Dawkins at the WVPCA at 304.346.0032.
If you do not have a log in, please select "Individual Non-Member."

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Funding: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $900,880 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 12/3/2018 12:00 PM

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