Addressing the Intersection of Substance Use and Suicide: Strategies for Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment
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- Describe how substance use and suicide are related;
- List ways in which communities can implement prevention strategies targeting substance misuse and suicide;
- Explain a method of jointly addressing substance misuse and suicide risk in general health care settings; and
- Describe how substance use disorder treatment providers may identify and intervene with patients at increased risk of suicide.
Brett Harris, DrPH, Director of Public Health Initiatives at the Suicide Prevention Office of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)
Dr. Harris is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Albany School of Public Health where she is designing a course in suicide prevention and collaborating on alcohol and drug prevention and early intervention projects. Prior to joining OMH and the University at Albany, Dr. Harris developed, implemented, and evaluated alcohol and drug Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) projects with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Dr. Harris serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Public Health Association and was selected for the de Beaumont Foundation’s inaugural cohort of 40 under 40 Public Health Leaders. Dr. Harris received her Doctor and Master of Public Health from the University at Albany and her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.