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Suicide Prevention in College: A Valuable Resource Guide on Emergency Assistance, Warning Signs & Prevention of Suicide in College Students

Suicide is a complex public health issue with several causes, including psychiatric illnesses that may have not been recognized or treated. Substance abuse and mental disorders account for approximately 90 percent of those who have died by suicide, but these illnesses are treatable and people suffering from them do get better. Many treatment options are available, and there have been several recent advances in treating and understanding suicide. This guide was designed to offer hope and help for those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, as well as the friends and family who want so badly to help them. Read More…

Public Talk on Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicide: with a special focus on Veterans

What: Eric Boyer will be holding a public talk on traumatic brain injury and suicide. His talk will have a special focus on veterans. Topics to be discussed include:
*Suicide and TBI prevalence in Alaska
*Shared Risk Factors
*Risks and Prevention for Veterans
*Suicide Risk Assessment
*Treatment Considerations
*TBI and Suicide Prevention
Eric Boyer is a training coordinator with the UAA Center for Human Development, Trust Training Cooperative, were his primary focus is centered on suicide prevention and intervention. He has spent the last eight years working in collaboration with the Alaska Dept of Behavioral Health to train and equip community members across our state in recognizing the warning signs of suicide and how to intervene. Eric is a Certified QPR Institute Master Trainer.
When: June 14th, 2016, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bartlett Hospital’s Robert Valliant Center Board Room.

Lunch Talk for Medical and Behavioral Health Professionals on Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicide: with a special focus on Veterans

What: Eric Boyer will be holding a lunch time talk for professionals in the medical and behavioral health fields. Lunch will be provided. The talk will be on traumatic brain injury and suicide. His talk will have a special focus on veterans. Topics to be discussed include:
*Suicide and TBI prevalence in Alaska
*Shared Risk Factors
*Risks and Prevention for Veterans
*Suicide Risk Assessment
*Treatment Considerations
*TBI and Suicide Prevention
Eric Boyer is a training coordinator with the UAA Center for Human Development, Trust Training Cooperative, were his primary focus is centered on suicide prevention and intervention. He has spent the last eight years working in collaboration with the Alaska Dept of Behavioral Health to train and equip community members across our state in recognizing the warning signs of suicide and how to intervene. Eric is a Certified QPR Institute Master Trainer.
When: June 14th, 2016, 12 to 1 p.m.
Where: Bartlett Hospital’s Robert Valliant Center Board Room.

The Lifelong Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

What: This is a television broadcast of Dr. Felitti– Co-Principal Investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study– presenting the groundbreaking findings of the ACEs study.  This study shows a strong correlation between adverse childhood experiences and future negative health outcomes. The ACE’s study is impacting perspectives as well as policy and provision of both behavioral and medical health care.
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Noon. Saturday, March 19, 2016.
8 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016. Some airings may experience scheduling conflicts. The same video may be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/155143547
Where: Broadcast on 360 North.  GCI Cable channel 18.