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Event Summaries About Suicide Prevention

Twitter Chat on Teen Depression

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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

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Location: webcast

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Experts participated in a live videocast about adolescent suicide prevention, which included techniques for early detection and management of young people at risk. Speakers included NIMH grantee David A. Brent, M.D., from the University of Pittsburgh, and NIMH scientists Elizabeth Ballard, Ph.D., Lisa Horowitz, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Argyris Stringaris, M.D., Ph.D., MRCPsych.

Sponsors: NIMH Division of Intramural Research Programs (IRP)

State of Suicide Prevention in Emergency Care

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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

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Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut (Arctic Canada)

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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.

NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Meeting

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Location: Rockville, MD

Description: Featured presentations and discussions focused on the Emergency Department Screening for Teens at Risk for Suicide (ED-STARS), the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative, improving outcomes for youth with bipolar disorder, and suicide prevention after jail detention.

Twitter Chat on African American Men’s Mental Health

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Description: For National Men’s Health Week, the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities co-hosted a Twitter chat.

Mechanisms Underlying Suicide Risk: Integrating RDoC to Inform Novel and Personalized Intervention Research

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The Division of Translational Research and the Division of Services and Intervention Research, NIMH, sponsored a workshop to review current themes in suicide research and to consider how research approaches that are consistent with the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework may provide new insight into underlying mechanisms.

Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups - Strengths United through Networks (RISING SUN): Workshop 2

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Location: Tromsø, Norway

Description: On May 9-10 2016, the NIMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH), together with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, convened the second workshop of an initiative aimed at suicide prevention among indigenous people in the circumpolar Arctic.

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

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Location: Anchorage, AK

Description: 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.