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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

SPAN Briefing on Senior Suicide

Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA)in cooperation with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Representative Darlene Hooley (D-OR), and Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) are briefing on:

Senior Suicide:
Understanding the Risk, Preventing the Tragedy

June 3, 2008
188 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

•About Senior Suicide- Rates, Risk and Protective Factors, and Promising Studies
Yeates Conwell, MD, SPAN USA National Scientific Advisory Council and University of Rochester

•Creating and Implementing a Senior Suicide Prevention Plan
Mel Kohn, MD, Oregon Office of Disease Prevention and Epidemiology

•Turning Grief into Action, A Survivor of Suicide Story
Victoria Graham, Prince William County ACTS/Helpline

•Public Policy Opportunities to Reduce Senior Suicide
James K. Finley, National Association of Social Workers

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