The next session of Hot Topics in Practice reviews how local public health agencies can address mental health issues and suicide prevention in rural areas.
Suicide rates have recently risen in nearly every state in the U.S., with more dramatic increases in rural areas. In the January session of Hot Topics in Practice, two leaders from Idaho discuss why local public health agencies should be involved in mental and behavioral health issues and the role they can play in suicide prevention in rural areas.
This one-hour webinar begins with a review of national data and trends around suicide—noting how these deaths are often undercounted—and a look at the important stressors and strengths rural communities can consider when addressing this issue. The presenters will then share how local data are being used to guide population health planning efforts in Idaho that emphasize awareness, prevention, and support. Particular attention will be given to strategies for building partnerships and promoting resiliency.
Register today to learn how robust data and partnerships can help rural communities address mental health and suicide.
This webinar is supported by the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center.
Date: January 28, 2020, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; injury prevention specialists; law enforcement personnel and first responders; firearm safety advocates
Carol Moehrle, District Director, Public Health - Idaho North Central District
Lora Whalen, District Director, Idaho Panhandle Health District
About Hot Topics in Practice
Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.