Tag: suicide prevention

Mental Health in Rural New York: Findings and Implications of a Listening Tour with Residents and Professionals
Mental Health in Rural New York: Findings and Implications of a Listening Tour with Residents and Professionals Brett Harris, DrPH Sr. Research Scientist, NORC, Univeristy of Chicago Clinical Associate Professor, Albany School of Public Health NYSPHA President Katie Gallant, MSW Sr. Research Scientist, NORC, Univeristy of Chicago Livestreaming: December 5th, 2023 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Describe how rural communities are disproportionately affected by suicide 
  • Identify at least two factors that are unique to rural areas that increases risk for suicide 
  • Provide at least three recommendations for preventing suicide in rural communities 

Date: December 5, 2023

Presenter:

Brett Harris, DrPH
Senior Research Scientist, NORC, University of Chicago
Clinical Associate Professor , University at Albany School of Public Health
President, New York State Public Health Association

Katie Gallant, MSW
Senior Research Associate, NORC, University of Chicago


Brett Harris and Katie Gallant presented their findings from a listening tour that explores how rural areas in New York State are disporportionately impacted by suicide. The presenters began by sharing background suicide data and factors that increase risk. They then explained the development of their listening tour research. They explained the themes that emerged from the thematic qualitative analysis of the interviews. The conclude with recommendations for solutions that stemmed from the listening tour.   

Question, Persuade, and Refer: Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention
Question, Persuade, and Refer: Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention wlally Garra Lloyd-Lester Coordinator of Community and Coalition Initiatives, Suicide Prevention Center of NY Livestreaming: November 1st, 2022 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Define the scope and scale of suicide as a public health issue in the US
  • Describe the warning signs common to someone experiencing thoughts of suicide
  • List practical steps they can take if they have encountered someone experiencing current thoughts of suicide

Date: November 1st, 2022

Presenter:
Garra Lloyd-Lester
Coordinator of Community and Coalition Initiatives
Suicide Prevention Center of New York


In this month’s Log-in2Learn, Garra Lloyd-Lester presents on training for suicide prevention. He begins by describing the scope and scale of suicide in the US. He then explains sensitive and trauma-informed language, how to invite people to talk about suicide, and suicide clues and warning signs. Finally, Lloyd-Lester explains the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) method for suicide prevention.

Participants will learn about the following:

  1. Define the scope and scale of suicide as a public health issue in the US
  2. Describe the warning signs common to someone experiencing thoughts of suicide
  3. List practical steps they can take if they have encountered someone experiencing current thoughts of suicide
Region 2 Public Health Training Center