Suicide Awareness and Intervention
Clinically proven ways you can help save lives.
Tue, September 21, 2021 @ 3pm ET
If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is available:
- US Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Spring Health Crisis Support (Spring Health Members only): 240-558-5796, option 2, answered 24/7. Available for international support.
- US & Canada Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741
- Chat at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- La línea de vida nacional para la prevención del suicidio: Llame al 1-888-628-9454
Join us in Conversation
Suicide is a public mental health epidemic. Each life lost is tragic. Yet mental health challenges can often be addressed before escalating to a crisis. For example, did you know that by asking simple questions*, you may be able to help save someone’s life?
If suicide is the symptom, then how can we address the underlying causes as they come up? How do we identify hopelessness, anxiety, or depression in ourselves, our loved ones, and our teams? And how do we approach these issues when we do?
Join Spring Health for a conversation with a leading expert on suicide prevention, clinicians, and business leaders as we discuss proven ways to intervene and respond compassionately to people in crisis.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
- Identify suicide risk
- Ask questions to intervene
- Address mental health stigma
- Respond compassionately to those in crisis in the workplace
Meet the Speakers
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR,
COLUMBIA LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, PhD
Dr. Kelly Posner is a Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University. The U.S. Department of Defense said that her work is "nothing short of a miracle" and stated, "her effective model of improving the world will help propel us closer to a world without suicide."
CEO & CO-FOUNDER,
April Koh started Spring Health, a comprehensive mental health benefit for employers where the hopelessness of guessing is replaced with the hope of data-driven, accurate care.
EMPLOYER AND EAP STRATEGY
Mandie Conforti, LCSW
Mandie currently serves as Senior Director, Employer and EAP Strategy at Spring Health. She has clinical experience in EAP and substance use treatment and has previously worked as a Behavioral Health Consultant at Willis Towers Watson and Mercer.
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL BENEFITS AT CIENA
Stephanie Molden is the Senior Director of Global Benefits and Programs at Ciena Corporation, and has over 24 years of experience in human resources. As part of Ciena’s People & Culture, Total Rewards organization, she oversees Global Benefits, Wellbeing, Flexibility Programs, Mobility and Immigration for 36 countries and 7,000+ people.
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