• Event Time 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
  • Event Start Date March 27, 2018


This SAMHSA sponsored webinar developed under contract by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, will take place Tuesday, March 27th from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

This presentation will highlight the importance of suicide prevention in later life, with an emphasis on increasing social connectedness as a means for prevention. We will cover basic epidemiology of late-life suicide and how a contemporary theory of suicide (the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide) can inform prevention efforts by highlighting potential mechanisms. We will discuss four strategies for increasing social connectedness in later life that have been examined in studies by the presenter—peer companionship, volunteering, psychotherapy, and web-based social skills training. We will conclude by discussing a multifaceted intervention model for promoting social connectedness and reducing suicide risk in later life.
Please register here.