Talk Saves Lives: Education for Suicide Prevention

Presented by Christine Moutier, MD on 02-12-2016 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Each year in the United States, over 41,000 people die by suicide. In addition, many suicide attempts go unreported and untreated, suggesting that many more people engage in intentionally inflicted self-harming behaviors that could end in suicide. Increasing public and professional awareness of suicide as a mental health problem is key to preventing suicide. Research shows that more fully understanding how and why suicide occurs increases effective prevention. 

Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer of the nation’s largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will present research-based best practices for reducing suicide attempts and reducing suicide, based on the most current data on prevalence, causes, and factors influencing increased risk for suicide. These interventions include recognizing and treating depression, effective evidence-based screening, limiting access to means, and follow-up treatment for people who attempt suicide. 

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Define and describe causes and factors that increase risk for suicide. 
  2. List the prevalence of suicide among various populations. 
  3. Describe at least two limitations of a "No Suicide Contract."
  4. Outline the characteristics of an effective safety plan for suicidal clients.
  5. Integrate suicide awareness and effective suicide-prevention interventions into current therapeutic practices.

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Event Reviews from Members

This presentation far exceeded my expectations. Great workshop. - Duane Bowers LPC, CCHt, RMT

I loved the information about how ineffective no-suicide contracts are and what could be used instead. Having used those in my own work while in agencies, I definitely questioned the utility of them so this was really useful. - Lorraine Storm, MS, LPC

She did a great job. She helped to enhance my comfort as well as my competence around this topic. - Cynthia M. Travnicek, LCPC

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Meet the Presenter

Christine Moutier, MD

Christine Moutier, MD

A respected leader in the field of suicide prevention, Dr. Christine Moutier joined the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) as Chief Medical Officer in 2013, where she has revitalized the education team, relaunched the Loss and Bereavement department, and expanded AFSP’s support to include those with lived experience of suicide. Throughout her career she has focused on training healthcare leaders, physicians, and patient groups; working to change the healthcare system’s approach to mental health, fighting stigma, and optimizing care for those with mental health conditions. 

A practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Moutier earned her medical degree and trained in psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. She has served as professor of psychiatry, dean in the medical school, medical director of the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at the VA Medical Center in La Jolla, and associate director of the UCSD Outpatient Psychiatry Services Clinic. Dr. Moutier has also authored articles and book chapters for publications such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Academic Medicine, the American Journal of Psychiatry, the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Depression and Anxiety, and Academic Psychiatry. She has been featured as an expert in the field of suicide prevention in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time magazine, The Economist, The Atlantic, BBC, CNN, and other print and television outlets.

For more on Dr. Moutier and her work in suicide education and prevention, please visit the AFSP website at

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