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SAMHSA Webinars

SAMHSAThis page hosts webinars from SAMHSA and its partners dedicated to a variety of suicide-related topics.

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Responding to Suicide Clusters on College Campuses Part 1 & Part 2

Thu, 08/20/2015



Participants will learn from experts in suicide prevention and college mental health about our current understanding of suicide clusters in general and on college campuses. Presenters will discuss the epidemiology and demographics of suicide clusters; what we know about the settings in which clusters are more likely to occur , and how to effectively communicate on and off-campus and in the media to diminish the risk of contagion and clusters occurring. Experts from college campuses will share their experiences responding to multiple suicide.


Dolores Cimini, Ph.D.

Gregory T. Eells, Ph.D.

Madelyn S. Gould, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Richard McKeon, Ph.D., MPH

Philip W. Meilman, Ph.D.

Victor Schwartz, M.D.

Kerri Smith, LCSW, MPH, Senior Campus Prevention Specialist


Preventing Suicide: Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Suicide

Sat, 09/13/2014

Presenter: Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.

Description: In this podcast, Dr. Linehan discusses the important elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Description, Motivations, and Relationship to Suicide

Fri, 09/12/2014

Presenter:  David Klonsky, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia.

Description: In this talk, Dr. Klonsky discusses non-suicidal self-injury, focusing on the nature of non-suicidal injury and the overlap with suicide.

A transcript is available for this webinar.

What is the Effect of Mass Media on Suicidal Behavior?

Thu, 09/11/2014

Presenter: Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor and lead of the Suicide Research Unit, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, and Benedikt Till, Ph.D., researcher at the Suicide Research Unit, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna.

Description: In this talk, Drs. Niederkrotenthaler and Till discuss the most current research on mass media, including findings on copycat suicide following media reports of suicide.

A transcript is available for this podcast.