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2014 Suicide Prevention Conference

Unnecessary Losses: Advancing Strategies for Suicide Prevention in Ohio

OSU Harding Behavioral Health's Stress, Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Program in partnership with The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services presented this inaugural statewide symposium focused on strategies, advancements and outcomes regarding suicide prevention.

Date: Friday, May 16, 2014
Time: 7:30 AM- 5:00 PM
Location: Ohio Union Performance Hall, 1739 N. High St.

Continuing Education: 6.5 credits
(Physician CME, Social Work/Counseling CE, and Psychology CE credits offered)

Conference Agenda


Nationally recognized speakers for this inaugural conference included:

Keynote Speaker:



Dr. Matthew Nock, profiled in The New York Times Magazine as "The Suicide Detective" presented his groundbreaking investigative work on the assessment of suicide risk in the context of existing best practices.

Read the full article here



Conference Goals

  • Understand and apply best practices in the assessment of individuals at risk for suicide
  • Become aware of new developments and advancements in our ability to identify those individuals at greatest risk for completed suicide
  • Appreciate Ohio’s standing in relation to other states and potential role in the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
  • Know existing best practice interventions to prevent suicide at both the individual and the population levels
  • Learn about the Zero Suicide in Health Care and Behavioral Health Care initiative, a novel, multifaceted program to reduce suicide in healthcare and behavioral healthcare settings
  • Foster individual and collective accountabilities for preventing suicide in Ohio

The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.