The Relationship between Addiction and Suicide
SPCC Education Session, Wednesday August 10, 2016
The Presentation is free and open to the public
Time: 9:30 -10:30 am (followed by regularly scheduled SPCC Member Meeting 10:30-11:30, also open to all interested in SPCC)
Contact: SPCC Education Committee Chair, email@example.com
Call in information: 712-775-7031, meeting # 335026
Suicide is the primary cause of preventable death in the United States. Next to depression and mood disorders, alcohol/drug abuse is the 2nd most significant risk factor for suicide. This presentation will explore the relationship between substance use disorders and suicide, addressing the potential causes of this relationship and reviewing and interpreting recent research. By understanding why these two phenomena are related, we can begin to understand how to intervene and provide support for those who are struggling, as well as their families.
About the Presenter: Annie Peters, PhD, LP, is the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) of Harmony Foundation, Inc., Colorado’s longest running residential addiction treatment center. As CCO, Dr. Peters directs the delivery of all clinical services, including admissions, addiction counseling, mental health services, medical care, and clinical case management.
Educational sessions are free and open to the public. For more information go to www.suicidepreventioncolorado.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Relationship Between Addiction and Suicide slide deck here.
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