Apparently, I was their first, too. The first suicide loss survivor to speak at such an event at National Institute of Mental Health.
I was the short talk at the end of some brilliant presentations and exciting new research on suicide prevention, creating treatment plans and information on ketamine, lack of sleep and suicide, and the ASQ screening tool. Dr. David Brent has an adolescent app he is working on that I assume will launch within the next year or so. It is still in the testing phase and I think it was definitely very promising with amazing initial results.
For some reason, when I read research studies I don’t think about the humans behind it. The prose always so austere and official. But the researchers were all so warm and compassionate and made me feel welcome as well as appreciated. They are really doing this work from the heart. I don’t know why that surprised me but it did.
Thank you to Dr. Lisa Horowitz, my sometimes co-presenter, for suggesting me for this workshop. I was honored to be included on the speaker line up. (the only one with no initials after my name)
Where in the videocast is the speaker you want to hear? See the times highlighted below to find the presentation and information you seek
- Introduction by Maryland Pao– 02:55
- Dr. David Brent at 06:40-University of Pittsburgh, What Do I Do Now? A Clinician’s Guide to the Assessment and Management of Youth at Imminent Risk for Suicidal Behavior
- Dr. Lisa Horowitz at 1:21:25 – Lisa Horowitz, Ph.D., MPH, NIMH, Screening for Suicide Risk in the Medical Setting: Turning Research into Clinical Practice
- Dr. Elizabeth Ballard at 2:06:33-Elizabeth Ballard, Ph.D., NIMH, The Neurobiology of Suicide Protocol
- Anne Moss Rogers at 2:39:20– Beacon Tree Foundation, Turning Pain into Purpose -Finding Hope After Losing My Son
- Panel – 3:00