Health Care Providers

Webinar: “Concussions, Depression, and Suicidal Risk: Assessment and Clinical Management
by Dr. David Brent, University of Pittsburgh.
Post-concussive symptoms and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can impact adolescent mental health, including increasing risk for depression and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. In this webinar Dr. Brent will discuss; prevalence and risk factors for suicidal behaviors and TBI, the inter-relationship between post-concussive symptoms and suicidal behavior, psychosocial and medication intervention studies, and implications for assessment and management.

Webinar: “Method Restriction: Primary Care and Public Health Approaches
by Dr. David Brent, University of Pittsburgh.
In this presentation, Dr. Brent addresses the relationship between method availability and suicide risk. A particular focus is on the impact of the change in the availability of methods on suicide rates at the population level. Additionally, effects of counseling and patient education on reducing access to lethal means in a clinical setting are discussed.

Webinar: “Integrating Behavioral Health Services with Primary Care
On May 17, 2012, individuals involved with Pennsylvania’s Garrett Lee Smith grant project, “Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care,” presented a webinar, which was sponsored by the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at Georgetown University. They discussed the Behavioral Health-Works program, a multi-faceted, system change approach which simultaneously focuses on mental health education for the Primary Care Provider (PCP), web based screening for suicide and other key behavioral health problems, and improving the process for referring youth to mental health services. Outcomes indicate increased rates of identification of c youth and greater satisfaction with the collaboration between these systems of care. The presentation will discuss these challenges, solutions, program components and outcomes.

Webinar: “Engaging Primary Care Providers in Suicide Prevention
Webinar from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center that promotes improved suicide prevention in primary care provider offices by engaging the primary care sector in suicide prevention activities, integrating suicide prevention into primary care settings, and partnering with primary care without relying on suicide prevention grant funds.

Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Primary Care (RRSR-PC) is a 90-minute webinar developed by the American Association of Suicidology focused on the presentation of suicide risk in primary care, assessment strategies, intervention approaches, documentation, and much more. The RRSR-PC is listed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on the Best Practices Registry. The webinar can be ordered through the AAS Store here.

Assessment and Clinical Management of Suicidal Youth, by David A. Brent, M.D., STAR-Center, Pittsburgh; Garrett Lee Smith Webinar, October 6, 2011. (Warning: the webinar may take a while to load). Through the University of Pittsburgh Office of Education and Regional Programming, we are pleased to be able to offer two hours of continuing education credits for this webcast (Act 48, CADC, CPRP, NBCC, PCHA, Psychologist, Social Work).

Suicidal Risk in Adolescents: Assessment and Treatment originally presented May 21, 2009 (sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics)

Adolescent Suicide Risk Assessment:  

Free online course available from the Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; discusses the roles clinicians have in the prevention of suicide and provides the needed skills to perform suicide risk assessments (scroll to link under “Mental Health”). This course was developed [in part] under grant number 1 SM058386-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.


Training Resources from the 2011 Youth Suicide Prevention Symposium

Theme: “Linking Together a Chain of Care: The Pennsylvania Model of Youth Suicide Prevention”

Watch the morning session featuring an update on the status of the National Suicide Prevention Plan, ten years later, and a report on the completion of the three-year Garrett Lee Smith grant project in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties and the beginning of a new grant project in eight additional counties in the Southeast and Southwest.


Handouts from morning sessions:

Update on Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care Grant
Update from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SPRC Research to Practice Webinars address the science of suicide prevention in practical terms. They are designed for practitioners, researchers, and others working in the field. Each invitational webinar is 90 minutes in length and moderated by an SPRC staff member.