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Understanding and Leveraging the Power of Digital and Social Media for Suicide Prevention
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When: 1:30 PM
Where: United States
Contact: Christa Thelen

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This webinar is the second in the series from the Southeastern and Southwestern (SESW) Injury Prevention Network. It will begin with a detailed discussion on the influence of media (print, digital, and social media) on suicide ideation. Following this will be a presentation by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on their efforts to address suicidal individuals, and how others can help prevent suicide through intervening on social and digital media.




1. Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, MD, PhD, MMSc

    Associate Professor and Head, Unit Suicide Research & Mental Health Promotion

    Center for Public Health

    Medical University of Vienna, Austria


2. Tom Shukis Network Engagement Coordinator for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


3. Frances Gonzalez Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for Vibrant Emotional Health


Learning Objectives:


1. Describe media’s reporting of suicide on suicide ideation

2. Describe the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s efforts to address suicidal individuals

3. Demonstrate how practitioners, researchers, and lay people can use the “Support for Suicidal Individuals on Social and Digital Media” toolkit


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