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Event Summaries about Suicide Prevention

NIMH Livestream Event on Suicide Prevention During COVID: A Continuing Priority

Date/Time: , 3:30 - 4:00 PM ET

Description: During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, NIMH hosted a livestream event on suicide prevention during the pandemic, focusing on unemployment, youth, and other population subgroups who may be experiencing elevated risk.

Strength in the Face of Challenge: Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the Time of COVID-19

Date/Time: , 3:00–4:30 PM ET

Location: Virtual

Description: On June 29, 2021, NIMH hosted a webinar on Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the Time of COVID-19.

Understanding Suicide Risk Among Children and Pre-teens: A Synthesis Workshop

Date/Time: , 12:30–2:00 PM ET

Location: Virtual

Description: On June 15, 2021, NIMH will convene a synthesis workshop culminating the work of three research roundtables focused on understanding suicide risk and risk trajectories among children and pre-teens, including groups with recent increases in risk.

Sleep and Suicide Prevention Workshop: Advancing Innovation and Intervention Opportunity

Date/Time: -

Location: Virtual

Description: NIMH conducted a two-day workshop: Sleep and Suicide Prevention: Advancing Innovation and Intervention Opportunity. The primary goal of this workshop was to share cutting-edge findings across diverse specialties and multi-disciplinary fields to examine sleep as a biomarker and novel treatment target to inform etiology and advance innovation in suicide prevention.

2020 NIMH Joint Alliance-Coalition for Research Progress Town Hall


Description: On October 5, 2020, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) held a virtual Town Hall to bring together the NIMH Alliance for Research Progress and the NIMH Professional Coalition for Research Progress. The meeting featured three presentations from National Institutes of Health (NIH) staff who spoke about ongoing mental health research initiatives, a brief discussion panel with these presenters, and an hour-long question-and-answer session with Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of NIMH, outlining NIMH’s new outreach approach to increase public access to mental health research, and to facilitate communication between NIMH, professional societies, and advocacy groups.

Virtual Workshop: Social Disconnection and Late-Life Suicide: Mechanisms, Treatment Targets, and Interventions

Date/Time: -

Location: Webinar

Description: On September 17 and 18, 2020, the NIMH Division of Translational Research conducted a two-day virtual workshop, “Social Disconnection and Late Life Suicide,” which brought together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementation scientists to discuss the current state of the science on social disconnection and suicide.

Sponsored by: NIMH Division of Translational Research

NIMH Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Jane Pearson – Suicide Prevention


Description: In observance of Suicide Prevention Month, Dr. Jane Pearson participated in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event on September 5, 2019. During the event, Dr. Pearson answered questions from the public about the latest suicide prevention research.

Identifying Research Priorities for Risk Algorithms Applications in Healthcare Settings to Improve Suicide Prevention

Date/Time: -

Description: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) convened a two-day meeting with researchers and suicide prevention advocates to identify and prioritize research needs in the application of predictive modeling in suicide prevention among healthcare providers. Meeting participants aimed to discuss best practices for developing, implementing, and evaluating these predictive tools in clinical and research settings.

Identifying Research Priorities in Child Suicide Risk

Date/Time: -

Description: Presentations were delivered by experts on topics related to the epidemiology of child and adolescent suicide, studying the development of suicide risk in the context of longitudinal cohort studies, and ethical considerations related to conducting research in this area.

Sponsored by: NIMH Office of the Director , Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Meeting


Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: National Institute of Mental Health Alliance for Research Progress October 2018 Meeting Summary, Agenda, and Participant List

Twitter Chat on Teen Depression


Description: On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) hosted a Twitter chat on teen depression with NIMH experts, Dr. Argyris Stringaris and Dr. Ken Towbin.

Adolescent Suicide Prevention: Recognizing Teens at Risk & Responding Effectively


Location: webcast

Description: Join experts for this live videocast about adolescent suicide prevention, which will include techniques for early detection and management of young people at risk.

Sponsored by: NIMH Division of Intramural Research Programs (IRP)

State of Suicide Prevention in Emergency Care


Description: NIMH convened a meeting with federal and private stakeholders to review the current state of knowledge and the scope of the suicide problem in the U.S.

Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups – Strengths United through Networks (RISING SUN): Workshop 3

Date/Time: -

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut (Arctic Canada)

Description: The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) hosted a collaborative workshop under the 2015-2017 U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The workshop focused on ways to effectively prevent suicide among Indigenous peoples in the circumpolar region.