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Public Health Approaches to Suicide Prevention

August 23, 2018


Overview: This episode explores the rise of suicide rates across the United States and the need for a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention. Propelled by the recent CDC Vital Signs report on state suicide rates, the episode features a federal overview of the current landscape, Colorado’s comprehensive suicide prevention strategy, and Utah’s use of technology to improve crisis responses.


  • Deborah Stone, ScD, MSW, MPH, Behavioral Scientist, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Jarrod Hindman, MS, Deputy Chief, Violence and Injury Prevention-Mental Health Promotion, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Joseph Miner, MD, MSPH, Executive Director, Utah Department of Health


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