Mental Health Providers

US Military Matters has training and resources for mental health providers, service members, their families.

School and Community-based Prevention Interventions to Prevent Adolescent Suicide

In this training David Brent, MD discusses the efficacy for and types of school based suicide prevention programs as well as community-based prevention interventions to prevent adolescent suicide. Dr. Brent also included research findings on several different types of screening tools and the effects and impact of education and training for gatekeepers. He also discusses his recommendations for the composition of a “suicide-prevention” portfolio. (Presented on January 7, 2016)



Legal and Ethical Issues in Assessing and Treating Youth and Young Adults at-Risk for Suicide

shutterstock_124472632In this training, Lanny Berman, PhD, ABPP identifies common errors made by clinicians in the assessment and treatment of adolescents and young adults at-risk for suicide, discusses ethical dilemmas posed by these clients; and identifies best and evidence-based practices in larger scale preventive interventions that seek to lower rates of suicide and suicidal behaviors by at-risk youth. (Presented on October 30, 2015)

Presentation  Slides



Training Resources from the 2011 Youth Suicide Prevention Symposium

VIDEO: Ethical and Legal Issues in the Treatment of Suicidal Youth, by Lanny Berman, Ph.D
Part 1

Part 2

Handout: Ethical and Legal Issues in the Treatment of Suicidal Youth, by Lanny Berman, Ph.D.
Handout: Attachment-based Therapy for Youth Who Are Suicidal, by Guy Diamond, Ph.D.


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:


Online Training from the American Association of Suicidology:
For mental health clinicians interested in clinical skills for suicide prevention; access to a unique competency-based continuing education training program.

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 awhile 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).


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 at risk youth and greater satisfaction with the collaboration between these systems of care. The presentation will discuss these challenges, solutions, program components and outcomes.

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.