Veterans and Suicide: VA Approach to Suicide Prevention

February 21, 2019

C. Leann Ashlock, MS, MSW, LCSW

Suicide Prevention Coordinator

VA Loma Linda Health Care System



Target Audience

This activity was developed for physicians along with nurses and ancillary staff.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants should be better able to:

  • VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
  • Facts and Statistics about Veterans
  • The Scope of the Suicide Problem:
    • Within the United States
    • Within the Veteran Population
  • Facts and Statistics about Veteran Suicide
  • The VA Approach to Suicide Prevention: 
    • History
    • Requirements of the Joshua Omvig Suicide Prevention Act of 2007
    • Current Framework and Focus
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/21/2019 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
02/21/2019 - 1:30pm
University of California School of Medicine at Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.50 Attendance


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