Suicide Prevention During the Pandemic: An International Panel Conversation

Monday, April 27, 2020 4:00pm

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Supporting suicide prevention in our communities is more important than ever as we contend with the international Covid-19 pandemic. In a panel, hosted by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention chief medical officer Dr. Christine Moutier and University of Rochester prevention expert Dr. Anthony R. Pisani, experts from four continents will share their experiences and perspectives.


• Dr. Yeates Conwell, University of Rochester, United States. Older adult suicide prevention, extensive experience in China.

• Ms. Carrie Lumby, Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative, Australia. Suicide prevention community advocate / lived experience expertise.

• Dr. Maurizio Pompili, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. European suicide prevention, psychiatry education, Italian experience with COVID.

• Dr. Paul Yip, University of Hong Kong, HKSAR. Suicide and SARS epidemic, youth suicide prevention and crisis intervention.

Panelists will address:
• How can organizational and healthcare leaders keep our eyes on suicide prevention while also attending to other pressing needs and concerns?
• How must our strategies shift to stay relevant as the pandemic evolves and after it recedes?
• What policies and practices can be life-saving?
• Are there populations requiring special care?

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  • Becky Sherman Kieffer

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