I highly recommend Continuing Education at Mad in America. I’m presently enrolled in the class ‘System Changes for a Green Mental Health Movement and Innovative Approaches with People Who Are Suicidal. Every webinar I’ve attended so far has been very informative and inspiring. All webinars are recorded and available for viewing after the event in case you can’t attend the event. It’s well worth it to log in when they take place so you can ask the specialist holding the webinar questions, and/or also communicate to other students in the class and exchange ideas in real-time. Continuing Education Credits have been given for these webinars.
This 11-seminar course will promote that “rethinking” effort. The ten presentations will focus on the following:
- What are the social factors, such as unemployment and gun ownership, that are known to affect suicide rates?
- Why haven’t suicide awareness programs lowered suicide rates? Do antidepressants reduce—or increase—the risk of suicide?
- A public health effort in Oregon that has successfully reduced suicide rates.
- Innovative therapeutic programs, including several developed by people with lived experience, that are proving to be effective in lowering the risk of suicide.
- How to protect mental health providers from liability when working with people who are suicidal.
With Robert Whitaker, Author and Founder, Mad in America, Paula Joan Caplan PhD, Du Bois Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University, Matthew Miller, MD, MPH, ScD Professor of Health Sciences and Epidemiology, Northeastern University, David Healy MD (McMaster University) author of Mania: A Short History of Bipolar Disorder, Kimberly Repp PhD, MPH (Washington County OR Public Health Department), Tunchai Redvers, Director of “We Matter” Northern Ontario, Canada, Susan Stefan JD, Author, Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws: Examining Current Approaches to Suicide in Policy and Law (Oxford University Press 2016), Sera Davidow (Director, Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community), James Greenblatt, MD. Chief Medical Officer, Walden Behavioral Care, Waltham, MA, Chris Hansen, Director, Intentional Peer Support, and Leah Harris, MA, Founder, Shifa Consulting.