Webinar: Care Transitions - The Role of Connectedness in Preventing Suicide
***A recording of this webinar is available here.***
The transition from inpatient to outpatient behavioral health care is a critical time for patients with a history of suicide risk—as well as for the health care systems and providers who serve them. According to research, in the month after patients leave inpatient psychiatric care, their suicide death rate is 300 times higher in the first week and 200 times higher in the first month than the general population, but nearly a third of them do not make it to outpatient care in this time frame. However, when health care providers work together to build connectedness across care settings, encourage involvement by family and community supports, and minimize care gaps, more lives can be saved.
Join the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention on July 27 at 1:30 p.m. ET for Care Transitions: The Role of Connectedness in Preventing Suicide. During this free, 90-minute webinar, participants will:
- Hear from a panel of experts from the perspectives of: a national federal agency, an inpatient care provider, an outpatient care provider, and someone with lived experience; and
- Learn more about how to integrate the Action Alliance's Best Practices in Care Transitions for Individuals with Suicide Risk: Inpatient Care to Outpatient Care into their health care practice.
Panelists for the webinar include
- Karen Johnson, MSW, Senior Vice President, Clinical Services and Division Compliance Officer, Behavioral Health Division, Universal Health Services, Inc.
- Dr. Richard McKeon, Chief Suicide Prevention Branch, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Shelby Rowe, Suicide Prevention Program Manager, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Careers
- Becky Stoll, LCSW, Vice President for Crisis and Disaster Management, Centerstone