CDP Presents: Guns and Suicide - What Do We Know and What Can We Do? online via Zoom
12 September, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Description: Firearms account for less than 5% of all U.S. suicide attempts but are responsible for over 50% of U.S. suicide deaths and nearly 70% of U.S. military suicide deaths each year. Research has demonstrated that the presence of a firearm in the home dramatically increases suicide risk, particularly if the firearm is stored unsafetly. This presentation will explore the magnitude and nature of the relationship between firearms and suicide and will then provide a data-driven rationale for why initiatives focused on firearms (means safety) may represent the single most valuable tool available for producing substantial and sustainable reductions in the national suicide rate.
To access the course, on the day of the event, log into your account here: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/Account/MyAccount and click on the green "Launch Webinar" button.
After this webinar participants will be able to:
- Appraise the magnitude of the relationship between firearms and suicide .
- Describe the role of firearms in suicide as outlined in the ideation-to-action framework .
- Articulate the evidence supporting means safety as a suicide prevention tool .
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting https://zoom.us/test). We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
Continuing Education Details:
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