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Problem Gambling & Suicide


Individuals negatively impacted due to their or a loved ones gambling are more likely than the general public, and even those with other addictive disorders, to contemplate and/or attempt suicide. Participants will learn about Iowa's Public Health approach to addressing Problem Gambling through prevention and treatment services. Furthermore, this webinar will explore evaluation tools that counselors may use to identify and address problem gambling patients who are at greatest risk for suicide.

How Collaborative Safety Planning Can Help Save Lives

Suicide safety plans are an important component in providing suicide safe care. Participants will learn how to use the evidence-based Stanley Brown safety plan template to conduct collaborative safety plans for individuals with thoughts of suicide. The presenter will share lessons learned from his many years of clinical experience and personal experience with suicide safety planning.