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lt'll Treat You Better Than a MRE: How Screening Can Prevent Veteran Suicide
February 7, 2017
12-1pm EST

Join us for a discussion about preventing suicide among military veterans. Panelists include: 

Tom K. Cruz. Cruz is an Active Duty Master Sergeant in the US Army with 21 years of experience. 
April C. Foreman, PhD. Foreman is a licensed psychologist serving veterans as the suicide prevention coordinator for the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care system. She also serves as the Suicide Prevention Lead for Veterans Integrated Service Network 16, a region of Veterans Affairs. 
Deacon Taylor. Taylor is a veteran of the US Army and the National Chair of the Veterans Party of America.

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Developing a Comprehensive Campus Approach to Suicide Prevention
October 5, 2016

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for college-age students. In recent years, many promising initiatives have been launched to prevent suicide, promote mental health, and eliminate stigma on college and university campuses. When numerous stakeholders, including administrators, staff, faculty, and students, take responsibility for implementing campus suicide prevention, comprehensive solutions are possible. 

Matthew Fullen, M.A., M.Div., LPCC, Program Manager of The Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program, will discuss the ongoing need for campus suicide prevention, strategies for enlisting administrators, staff, faculty, and students as campus stakeholders, and statewide advocacy efforts that are changing how suicide prevention is approached in Ohio. 

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Successful Campus Frameworks to Address High Risk Alcohol Use
April 6th, 2016

Alcohol use continues to challenge student success at colleges and universities. Research shows alcohol consumption can reduce motivation and cause grades to suffer. Fortunately, university alcohol prevention activities can have a positive impact on students’ academic success. New scientific findings, as well as policy developments, are changing the way we think about these challenges.

Dr Laurie Betting, Associate Vice President for Health & Wellness at the University of North Dakota, will explore some of these changes, discuss a framework for alcohol harm reduction, and provide a case study for successful harm reduction effort.

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Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Diagnoses
March 1st, 2016

Many of those who struggle with eating disorders also struggling with substance abuse. Research is showing there are multiple shared neurotransmitters that are thought to be involved in both disorders. Patients in recovery from an eating disorder sometimes use substances to avoid discomfort in the recovery process, and likewise, patients in recovery from a substance use disorder may use an eating disorder to compensate for the lack of chemical reinforcement. Bouncing back and forth between addictions, these patients can feel defeated and hopeless.

This webinar explores Montecatini’s Integrated Care Model which incorporates evidence-based treatments to address both disorders concurrently. 

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Common on Campus: Eating Disorders & College Students
February 3rd, 2016

Emily Slager, the Program Director of Walden Behavioral Care's Hickory Drive Clinic will address the following critical aspects of eating disorders:

How the transition from high school to college can impact youth mental health, especially in relation to the development of eating disorders;
Why the college population is more vulnerable to the onset or reoccurrence of an eating disorder;
Signs and symptoms to look for on college campuses;
What college administrators, counselors and other staff can do to help prevent and treat eating disorders on campus; and
Innovative treatment options for this special population.

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25 Years of National Depression Screening Day:
Past, Present & Future

September 23, 2015

Screening for Mental Health’s Director of Programs Michelle Holmberg, MA, and Executive Director Candice Porter, LICSW, talk about what we have seen in the mental health field over the past 25 years and mental health trends. You’ll gain an understanding of how these trends may impact your practice and community.
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Holistic Approaches to Health and Wellbeing
May 13, 2015

May is Mental Health Month. It is a great time to learn about different wellness practices. Our guest speaker is Rebecca Davis of Wainhouse Wellness. She is a licensed clinical social worker, yoga instructor, meditation teacher, and Reiki healer. Rebecca will address basic wellness practices and how you can incorporate them into your own life, as well as the communities you serve.
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Addiction As Syndrome: Implications for Understanding and Treating Gambling Disorders and Other Addictive Disorders
March 26, 2015

March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. This webinar covers new and groundbreaking research about gambling and addiction syndrome. The Harvard Medical School faculty at the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance have proposed a new understanding of addiction as a syndrome with multiple expressions, ranging from substance-based disorders to behavioral disorders. Dr. Heather Gray will discuss how recent research indicates that the specific objects of addiction play a less central role in the development of addiction than previously thought.
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Youth Programs

Understanding Childhood Trauma: The School’s Role
April 25th, 2016

Staff from the Riverside Trauma Center and the Los Angeles Unified School District join Screening for Mental Health's Youth Program Manager, Meghan Diamon to discuss childhood trauma, how it impacts classroom behavior, and how schools can support these youth.

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What do YOU Want to Know about Self-Injury?
March 1st, 2016

Self-injury expert Janis Whitlock answers questions from school staff about self-injury while also covering some introductory information about:

  •  Why some young people engage in self-injurious behavior 
  •  Why self-injury can easily become contagious in a school
  •  How your school can manage students who self-injure and prevent contagion
  •  How to advise parents to work with students who self-injure
  •  New training opportunities available for non suicidal self-injury

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‘Can I talk to you, coach?’: The role coaches play in suicide prevention
September 30, 2015

The SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention program would like you to join us for a webinar with former Boston Red Sox pitcher John Trautwein about the role coaches can play in youth suicide prevention. Please invite coaches at your school to join us, too! 

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Suicide Prevention in Schools is Essential: Understand the Liability and Mental Health Issues
April 22, 2015

Please join us for a free and informative webinar featuring Dr. Scott Poland, a national expert on suicide prevention education in schools. Dr. Poland will speak to many concerns about suicide prevention education, such as: "How do we deliver the most effective suicide prevention programming while considering liability?," "What do our students and community believe about youth suicide that we need to address first?," and "Unfortunately there has been a suicide in my community, now what can I do to prevent further suicides from happening?"

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Making the Case for Workplace Alcohol Screening
February 19, 2015

Approximately fifteen million US workers are heavy drinkers of alcohol, which results in significant absenteeism, presenteeism, increased workplace accidents and problem behaviors, emotional and physical health consequences, and excessive medical costs. Our guest speaker, Henrietta Menco, LICSW, CEAP, Quality Manager at Partners Employee Assistance Program in Boston, MA will discuss the use of an evidence-based screening for alcohol use disorder and brief intervention approach, and provide examples of how the Partners EAP tailors these techniques to each individual employee when needed.
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Screening for Mental Health's Youth Programs Team offers individuals the opportunity to attend national trainings to become certified to guide school staff and individuals from other youth serving organizations in implementation of the nationally recognized SOS Program. Interested in learning more about becoming a SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program Certified Trainer? Click here.