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Event Summaries About Suicide Prevention

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.

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.

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

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Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Description: 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.

Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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

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Location: Washington, DC

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

Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Are Endophenotypes for Genetic Studies of Suicidal Behavior within Reach?

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Location: New York, New York

Description: 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.

Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, NIH Office of Rare Diseases (ORD), Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc., New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

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

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Location: Albuquerque, NM

Description: 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.