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4/29 & 5/6 WEBINARS: COVID-19 and Suicide Prevention

Date: 04/27/20

Superior HealthPlan is promoting virtual webinars, hosted by the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, in order to assist in reducing suicide rates during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. The two webinars listed below will go into detail on caring for patients and providers during these unprecedented times.

Please review the details and registration links below for the available webinars:

Identifying and Caring for Patients at Risk for Suicide during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date/Time:
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST

Training Details:
COVID-19 is exacerbating risk factors for suicide, which is being reflected in significant increases in calls to local and national suicide hotlines. Many patients who die by suicide visited their Primary Care Provider (PCP) within the month of their death, and most were not connected to mental health treatment. As such, PCPs and their teams are in a unique and critical position to identify and care for patients at risk for suicide.

This training provides concrete steps for PCPs to identify and care for patients at risk for suicide. Providers will learn how, during the course of any primary care visit (including telephonic visits), to provide suicide safer care and gain a greater understanding of suicide and risk. Join this informative webinar to gain practice tips and knowledge on how to provide evidence-based primary care treatment to patients at risk for suicide.

Presenter:
Virna Little, PSyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM, Chief Operating Officer, Concert Health

Caring for the Healers: Preventing Suicide Among Providers

Date/Time:
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST

Training Details:
Physicians and other providers are particularly vulnerable to negative mental health effects and increased suicide risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is likely due to balancing the duty of caring for their patients and the concern for their own health and wellbeing and that of their friends and family.

This training will provide specific tactics to help support your primary care providers and their teams through systematic and organizational approaches to address suicide risk and prevent deaths by suicide among employees. Learn how to create a response plan that can be applied during the COVID-19 pandemic to help your organization reduce the risk for suicide across your providers and team members.

Presenter:
Virna Little, PSyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM, Chief Operating Officer, Concert Health