CMH Seminar – January 19 2015 12.30pm-1.30pm A Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention

Presented by Morton M. Silverman, M.D.
Monday January 19 2015 at 12:30-1:30 pm in Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

In this presentation Dr. Silverman will review contemporary approaches to understanding the etiology of suicidal behaviours, and identifying suicide as a public health problem.
He will discuss how existing public health interventions can be tailored to address suicidal behaviours and the challenges inherent in implementing a public health approach to suicide prevention. The seminar will look at evaluating suicide prevention strategies on a national and international level.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about contemporary approaches to understanding suicide
  • Understanding suicide from a public health perspective
  • Understand the public health approach to suicide

Biography:
Morton M. Silverman, M.D., is the Senior Science Advisor to the U.S.A. Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

From 1996-2009 he was the Editor-in-Chief of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. From 2002-2013 he was a member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Scientific Council. Dr. Silverman is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a member of the International Association for Suicide Research (IASR).  He currently is the Treasurer of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). He is the co-author or author of over 45 peer-reviewed publications and over 30 book chapters, and co-author of The Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology (2000), and Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention (2006).

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This seminar is free of charge and visitors are welcome to attend.
A light luncheon will be served prior to seminar start
For more information contact the Centre for Mental Health +61 3 8344 0710

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