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Military Culture Awareness & Suicide Prevention Training for Providers
Thursday, March 04, 2021, 8:00 AM to Monday, March 15, 2021, 5:00 PM PST
Category: Oregon Public Health Events

Lines for Life is providing free, virtual two-day Military Culture Awareness & Suicide Prevention Training for Providers that addresses in-depth knowledge and skills to bridge the gap between providers and Veterans who seek care. By educating providers on Veteran and Military-specific language and other cultural cues, as well as providing access to specific suicide prevention and intervention assessments, we hope to improve providers’ familiarity with Service Members needs around mental health and suicide.Oregon Veterans face a higher suicide rate than their civilian peers. For every Service Member who dies in combat, 25-30 take their own lives. Veterans face unique barriers to accessing medical and behavioral healthcare. Many Providers, although highly skilled, are unfamiliar with Military culture and the unique needs of Veterans as they pertain to behavioral health, and more specifically, to suicidality.

The two-day Zoom virtual trainings run from March 4th through May 15, 2021 and are eligible for up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Two types of trainings are available:

  1. Regional trainings where Providers can share local resources and challenges as a cohort
  2. Statewide trainings focusing on under-served populations, including Veterans and Military Service Members who are LGBTQ+, Women, and/or Tribal Members.
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Contact: Denise Acker, [email protected]