East Overcoming obstacles The webinar forum will connect clinicians with industry experts on suicidal ideation and clinicians with lived experience to discuss dismantling the stigma around seeking mental health treatment.
Speakers will also discuss practical strategies, actionable steps, and evidence-based resources on how to identify clinicians and patients at risk for suicide and connect them to the most appropriate care.
September 8, 2022, noon CT
Dr Daniel Miller
Chief of Graduate Medical Education and Behavioral Health Integration, Sun River Health
Dr. Miller is a practicing family physician and chief of Graduate Medical Education and Behavioral Health Integration at Sun River Health, a New York State FQHC with 45 sites serving approximately 225,000 patients in the Hudson Valley. , Long Island and New York City.
Dr. Miller is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and is co-chair of its HIV and Behavioral Health Services Integration Committee, as well as co-chair of the Board of Directors of NACHC. Strength to undo racism. He is an assistant professor of family medicine at New York Medical College.
Dr. Miller’s clinical interests have long focused on the interplay between our physical health and our emotional, social, and spiritual lives. In addition to his training in family medicine, he has been trained in body-centered approaches to psychotherapy and healing, including primary emotional energy retrieval (PEER) and internal family systems (IFS).
Dr. Christine Yu Moutier
Medical Director, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Dr. Moutiern serves as the medical director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and knows firsthand the impact of suicide. After his own lived experience and losing colleagues to suicide, he dedicated himself to fighting this leading cause of death. As CMO, Dr. Moutier champions a national movement powered by AFSP’s combination of science and grassroots. As the leading private funder of suicide research, AFSP seeks to translate research into action for families, communities, health professionals, and policymakers. With a long-standing dedication to survivors of suicide loss and those with lived experience and a nationwide network of chapters, AFSP brings together a large and diverse community where the result is authenticity, healing, and hope.
Dr. Moutier has testified before Congress, presented at the White House, and provided reports to Congress on suicide prevention. She co-anchored CNN’s Emmy Award-winning suicide prevention town hall Finding Hope, serves as an expert nationally and abroad, and remains dedicated to the mission of saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. .
Stephen O’Connor, PhD
Chief of the Suicide Prevention Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health
Dr. O’Connor is head of the Suicide Prevention Research Program at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Division of Services and Intervention Research. Dr. O’Connor manages a grant portfolio that includes projects on youth and adult suicide risk screening and interventions to reduce suicidal ideation, attempts, and deaths. Prior to joining NIMH, Dr. O’Connor conducted research focused on early intervention for survivors of suicide attempts in trauma centers; group treatment for suicidal veterans; a stepped collaborative care approach to reduce post-traumatic stress, depression, substance use, and suicide risk in hospitalized trauma patients; and other health services-oriented efforts to improve the detection, assessment, and treatment of suicidal individuals in traditional and non-traditional behavioral health settings.
Dr. O’Connor completed his doctoral training in clinical psychology at The Catholic University of America, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center.
Scott Pasichow, MD, MPH
Assistant EMS Medical Director, Southern Illinois University
Dr. Pasichow is an EMS and Emergency Medicine Physician at Southern Illinois University, and an active voice for the well-being of residents and physicians. He is currently a member of the Council of the Emergency Medicine Section within the AMA House of Delegates and a representative of the Illinois State Medical Society in the Young Physicians Section. Scott also serves as the American College of Emergency Physicians Young Medical Advisor to the ACEP Council. He has received grants to assess attitudes and use of parental leave in emergency medicine residency, and is a strong advocate for parity and equality in the use of leave throughout the medical house.
Dr. Pasichow has also spoken out in the fight against public and medical licensing board stigma surrounding mental health care treatment for physicians by sharing his own experience with anxiety, depression, and suicidality during the residence. His story is found in ACEP Magazine Now and in the AMAs Medicine on the Move Podcast Y Resident Physician Series. You can find him on Twitter at @SPMD16 and Facebook in scott.pasichow.