This presentation will describe research on the causes of overdose and suicide-related to opioids and pain, as well as interventions and policies that can be used to address both problems, which are high priorities to VA efforts to improve patient health.
This webinar is the second in a series on the links between opioid use, overdose, and suicide. The first webinar, The Integration of Opioid and Suicide Identification, Prevention, and Care: A National Perspective, was presented by Dr. Jane Pearson and Dr. Richard McKeon on November 4, 2019.
- To describe the potential pathways between pain and opioid use with suicide and overdose, and how the two causes of death are related to one another.
- To explain how specific intervention approaches may reduce both suicide and overdose mortality.
Amy S.B. Bohnert, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Mark Ilgen, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
This webinar is a collaborative effort between the Central East ATTC, Great Lakes ATTC, Central East MHTTC, and Great Lakes MHTTC.