SEMINAR: Public Health Approaches to Suicide Prevention


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Evaluation 

The Hunter Institute of Mental Health hosted a 2-hour seminar led by International suicide prevention expert, Dr. Morton Silverman on Thursday 22 January 2015 at Newcastle City Hall.  The seminar covered several key areas of public health approaches to suicide prevention.

Audience members were provided with a brief nine item questionnaire to obtain information on the audience demographic and to evaluate the seminar.  To download the comprehensive evaluation report or a more brief snapshot report, simply click on the images below.

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 Comprehensive Report

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 Snapshot Report


About the Seminar

In this 2-hour seminar, Dr Silverman will discuss several key areas of public health approaches to suicide prevention which include:

  1. Contemporary approaches to understanding suicidal behaviors
  2. Models to explain the development of suicidal behaviors
  3. The evolution of public health approaches to disease prevention and health promotion
  4. Distinctions between prevention and treatment approaches 
  5. Understanding why suicide is a public health problem
  6. How public health concepts can be applied to suicide prevention
  7. Distinctions between primary/secondary/tertiary prevention and universal/selected/indicated approaches to suicide interventions 
  8. How existing public health interventions can be tailored to address suicidal behaviors
  9. Challenges to implementing a public heath approach to suicide prevention
  10. The successes and limitations of suicide prevention – what we can do, and what we need to do

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the public health approaches to disease prevention and health promotion
  2. Understand the differences between disease prevention and health promotion
  3. Understand the differences between disease prevention and treatment
  4. Understanding suicide from a public health perspective
  5. Understand the public health approach to suicide prevention
  6. Learn how to evaluate the outcomes of a public health approach to suicide prevention

A Q&A session will be held following the main presentation.

To find out more about the event, click on the flyer below

 

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