Suicide in Military and Veteran Populations: Implications for Chaplains, Health Care Providers and Leaders


 

DCoE Webinar Series (Psychological Health):  September 2014
 

Date/Time: September 25, 2014; 1-2:30 p.m. (EDT)
 

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and accounts for nearly 40,000 deaths each year, according to the most recent statistics from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the military and veteran populations individuals may seek care from chaplains and mental health professionals.

This presentation will begin with a description of the epidemiology of suicide in the United States, with a specific focus on suicide among service members and veterans. An epidemiologic foundation of suicide provides context to understanding how current research relates to a variety of prevention strategies.

The discussion will include the role and approach of chaplains to suicide prevention in the military. Using data from a survey of chaplains in the Army, this overview will review suicide prevention efforts and factors that may enhance or constrain effective support. The presentation will conclude with recommendations from policy and research perspectives on how the military and civilian communities can bolster suicide prevention efforts.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Quantify the burden of suicide and explain the impact on military and veteran populations
  • Describe the research evidence of suicide prevention and the relevancy to the military chaplain community
  • Examine chaplain encounters with suicidality in the military and VA and their preparation to support the health care team
  • Recognize the benefit of incorporating chaplains into addressing suicide throughout the suicide cycle

PRESENTERS:

Jason Nieuwsma, PhD
Associate Director, VA Mental Health and Chaplaincy
Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 6 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC)
Durham, N.C.

Rajeev Ramchand, PhD
Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation
Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Arlington, Va.

MODERATOR:

Dr. Jeffrey E. Rhodes, D.Min.
Contract Support, Psychological Health Promotion, Deployment Health Clinical Center
Bethesda, Md.

 

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Course details

  • Activity type: Course
  • AMA: 1.50
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  • Attendance: 1.50
  • CEU: 0.15
  • APA Credit: 1.50
  • NASW credits: 1.50
  • NBCC: 1.50
  • Registration Opens: Thu, Sep 04 2014
  • Registration Expires: Thu, Oct 02 2014
  • Cost: $0.00

Location

Adobe Connect Virtual Meeting Room
DCoE
Arlington, VA 22202
This activity closed on October 3rd, 2014 and is no longer available for enrollments.