NEXT UP: November 16th 12-1PM
Suicide Risk and Prevention among Women Veterans:
A Gender-Sensitive, Trauma-Informed Approach
with Lindsey Monteith, PhD and Ashley Griffith, PhD
The Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC) at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx is an international leader in research and treatment of Severe Mental Illness (SMI). The center pursues a discovery-to-recovery approach to determine the causes, identify predictors, and develop treatments for individuals with SMI, with emphasis on schizophrenia and suicide. The topics for this series consist of innovative treatments that we have created/tested and insights that have helped to develop that inform clinical care (treatment resistant depression, Veteran attrition from care, medication for SMI, impact of immune disorders upon SMI, relationship between marijuana use and SMI, and the neural circuitry underlying emotion dysregulation associated with Veteran suicidal behavior).
In this presentation, Drs. Monteith and Griffith will provide an overview of the prevalence of suicidal self-directed violence among women Veterans, as well as risk and protective factors for suicide in this population. They will discuss considerations for taking a gender-sensitive, trauma-informed approach to suicide prevention with women Veterans, including information regarding firearm lethal means safety.
Target Audience (1 CE Per Webinar):
Physicians, Social Workers, Counselors, and Psychologists
Suicide Risk and Prevention among Women Veterans: A Gender-Sensitive, Trauma-Informed Approach
Date: November 16th, 2022, 12pm EST (Virtual Conference)
Lindsey Monteith, Ph.D., received her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2012 from the University of Houston. Since 2012, she has been employed as a psychologist in the VA Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) for Suicide Prevention, located in Denver, Colorado. She co-leads the ASPIRE Lab that seeks to understand how to prevent suicide in traditionally underserved Veteran populations. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Ashley Griffith, Ph.D., received her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology in 2022 from East Carolina University. She recently began her postdoctoral fellowship with the VA Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) for Suicide Prevention, located in Denver, Colorado. She currently works with Lindsey Monteith, PhD in the ASPIRE Lab, which seeks to understand how to prevent suicide in traditionally underserved Veteran populations, including women Veterans. She has a special interest in understanding the unique barriers to mental health care among these populations.
Accreditations: ACCME, ACCME-NP, APA, ASWB, JA IPCE, NBCC, NYSED SW
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Last updated: November 3, 2022