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Central East Recorded Webinars


Suicide Prevention and Substance Use in Justice-Involved Clients

Presenter: Jennifer E. Johnson, Ph.D., Michigan State University

March 3, 2020: Suicide remains a leading cause of death in our country, affecting all segments of the population. People just released from prison are at higher risk of suicide, particularly if they also struggle with substance use. This webinar presents lessons learned from a research study that evaluates the effectiveness of the Safety Planning Intervention, a strategy for reducing suicide events among people transitioning from jail to the community. Dr. Johnson describes the nature of the problem and ways to reduce suicide events, given frequent substance use in this high-risk population.

This webinar was the second in a series presented by the Great Lakes ATTCCentral East ATTC and Central East MHTTC.


The Integration of Opioid Use, Overdose, and Suicide: Second in a Series

Presenters: Dr. Mark Ilgen and Dr. Amy S.B. Bohnert

January 8, 2020: This presentation describes 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. 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.

This event is provided as a collaborative effort between the Great Lakes ATTCGreat Lakes MHTTCCentral East ATTC, and Central East MHTTC.