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Webinar #2 - May 25, 2016

VA/DoD Suicide Prevention: The Power of One: The Role of Peer Support in Suicide Prevention

The Power of One: The Role of Peer Support in Suicide Prevention webinar was held on May 25, 2016. Paul N. Pfeiffer, MD discussed the Role of Peer Support in Suicide Prevention

 

Moderator: Dr. Mark Bates

Associate Director, Psychological Health Promotion

DCoE DoD Deployment Health Clinical Center

Defense Centers of Excellence for PH and TBI

 

Guest Speaker: Paul N. Pfeiffer, MD

VA Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR)

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Webinar Objectives:

  • To understand recent trends in the epidemiology of suicide and related service need
  • To understand the theoretical mechanisms by which peer support might mitigate suicide risk factors
  • To be familiar with the clinical trial evidence regarding the efficacy of peer support for reducing the risk of suicide
  • To understand the spectrum of services in which peers are playing a role with regard to suicide prevention, efforts to evaluate those services, and areas in need of additional research

VA/DoD Suicide Prevention: The Role of Peer Support in Suicide Prevention