Zero Suicide and the Role CAMS Can play
May 28, 2022
National suicide rates have increased 30% in the past two decades, with ages 10-14 and 25-35 showing the highest rates. COVID-19 has contributed to the suicide burden, particularly for Black, American Indian and Alaska Native, and Hispanic males. While it has long been thought that mental illness is the driving factor, recent data for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) suggest that over half of Americans who died by suicide had no previously known mental health issues. Instead, economic, financial, relationship, and addiction problems appear to be fueling the increasing rates.
In this important webinar, you’ll learn key risk factors fueling the suicide epidemic; warning signs that should lead to intervention; protective factors for individuals, families, and communities; and how a parts model can provide leverage points for treatment. Special guest: Raymond P. Tucker, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, LSU Health Sciences Center/Our Lady of the Lake.
What You’ll Learn
- Key risk factors fueling the suicide epidemic
- Warning signs that should lead to intervention
- Protective factors for individuals, families, and communities
- How a parts model can provide leverage points for treatment
Raymond P. Tucker is an associate professor of psychology at Louisiana State University and licensed clinical psychologist. He teaches undergraduate courses in psychology, graduate courses in clinical psychology, and founded the LSU Mitigation of Suicidal Behavior research laboratory. As a clinical assistant professor of psychology at LSU Health Sciences Center, Baton Rouge, he trains medical staff/trainees in suicide-specific evidence-based assessment and intervention protocols.