PSP-News and Updates

Suicide Prevention Summit

On September the 7th, 2011 the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health hosted for the first time “Saving Lives: Suicide Prevention Summit.” The Summit took place in concert with National Suicide Prevention Week to bring attention to Los Angeles County’s efforts as a part of State and National Strategies to prevent suicide. The objective of the summit was to increase awareness about suicide prevention, intervention and postvention among high priority populations such as youth, college students, veterans and survivors.

LACDMH is part of a countywide, multi-agency LAC Suicide Prevention Network that includes community partners such as the Department of Public Health, Department of Children and Family Services, ICAN, LA County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force, Los Angeles City Fire Department, police departments, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Glendale Adventist Support Group, LAUSD, community colleges, UCLA, Loyola Marymount University, Pacific Clinics, Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center, Teen Line, the Trevor Project, Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The mission of the network is to “promote public and professional awareness, education, training, and engagement regarding suicide and suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention in Los Angeles County.”

All presentations are on powerpoint and available to download.


Suicide Prevention Summit Resources

September 7, 2011

Summit Topic Resource
State Plan for Suicide Prevention

Kita S. Curry, Ph.D. President
CEO Didi Hirsch

History of Suicide Prevention

Lyn Morris, MFT, Division Director
Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center

Suicide & Psychological Autopsy

Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D.
USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law and Behavioral Science

Statistics on Suicide in Los Angeles County

Nicolle Perras, MPH,
Department of Public Health Injury & Violence Prevention

Survivor Panel

Nina J. Gutin Ph.D

Los Angeles County Suicide Prevention & Early Intervention Programs

Partners in Suicide Prevention Team

Discussion Group Topic: Youth
Discussion Group Topic: Military
Discussion Group Topic: Adult/Mid-Life
Discussion Group Topic: Racial/Ethnic
Discussion Group Topic: Survivor
Discussion Group Topic: Emerging issues
Discussion Group Topic: Older Adult