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Meeting Summaries about Suicide Prevention

Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups – Strengths United through Networks (RISING SUN): Workshop 1

Anchorage, AK

On September 19-20, 2015, the NIMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) conducted the first workshop for a new NIMH initiative aimed at suicide prevention among Indigenous people in the circumpolar Arctic.

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Improving Care for Child and Adult Behavioral Health Clients with Suicidal Ideation and Behavior in Emergency Department Settings Conference

Baltimore, Maryland

On July 26–28, 2011, staff from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Division of Services and Intervention Research, partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), representatives from the Institute for Behavioral Healthcare Improvement, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in the planning and coordination of a meeting to discuss suicide prevention in Emergency Department (ED) settings.

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Third Annual Meeting of the Developing Centers for the Intervention and Prevention of Suicide

Washington, DC

NIMH, NIDA, and NIAAA co-sponsored a meeting of the Developing Centers for the Intervention and Prevention of Suicide.

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Are Endophenotypes for Genetic Studies of Suicidal Behavior within Reach?

New York, New York

This workshop was held to revisit the biological and behavioral underpinnings of suicidality. The meeting assembled leading researchers in suicide, neuroscience, genetics, epidemiology, imaging, and related fields to review promising findings, to discuss research gaps and opportunities, and to propose next steps toward the identification of relevant endophenotypes for suicidality.

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Indigenous Suicide Prevention Research and Programs in Canada and the United States: Setting a Collaborative Agenda

Albuquerque, NM

In February 2006, a conference was convened to bring together representatives from research, service organizations, youth, community programs, and governments (across a range of countries, tribes, and villages) to share the most current information on Indigenous suicide, to find ways to foster communication and collaboration, and to form and support workgroups to bring substantive research and prevention efforts forward in a multi-year effort.

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