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Webinar Series

NEXT UP: MAY 18th 12-1PM

Using Social Media to Raise Awareness of Veteran Suicide Prevention

with Audrey Cobb and Adam Hoffberg

Program Description: 

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).

Presentation Abstract: 

In this presentation, attendees will learn about safe and clear messaging in the context of social media and Veteran suicide prevention. We will present on the importance of safe messaging best practices and plain language requirements. The audience will have the opportunity to put these skills into practice through guided examples and interactive discussion.

Target Audience (1 CE Per Webinar): Physicians, Social Workers, Counselors, and Psychologists

Upcoming Training: Using Social Media to Raise Awareness of Veteran Suicide Prevention

Date: May 18th, 2022, 12pm EST (Virtual Conference)

VA Providers (TMS #131001396) and Non-VA Providers (TRAIN #1102125)


Ms. Audrey CobbMs. Audrey Cobb earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Central Arkansas, as well as a graduate certificate in Digital Studies and a Master of Arts in Learning Design and Technology from the University of Colorado. As part of the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention Education Core, Ms. Cobb creates educational materials about mental health and suicide prevention and develops products for research dissemination, including curation of social media materials and other digital content. She also provides implementation support for VA’s national Suicide Risk Identification and Management program and associated projects.

Mr. Adam HoffbergMr. Adam Hoffberg 
earned a Master of Health Science in Mental Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health with a Certificate in Health Disparities and Health Inequity. He is passionate about serving Veterans, their families and the community. He has been with the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention since 2012 and works with the Education Core engaging in translation, dissemination and communication of research findings to increase understanding, accessibility and uptake. He curates the @RMIRECC Twitter, produces the Short Takes on Suicide Prevention Podcast and hosts outreach at community events to promote evidence-based suicide prevention and postvention resources.


Additional Information for TMS Registration:

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Non-VA employees, please contact the VHA TRAIN Help Desk by email at VHATRAIN@va.gov.
VA employees, please contact Joseph Bloomquist Joseph.Bloomquist@va.gov.


Last updated: May 5, 2022