Suicide Prevention

Today on the vlog we have with us Marc Woods, Assistant Chief Nurse Executive for Behavioral Health at UK Healthcare. Marc discusses suicide prevention and emphasizes the importance of understanding your ability to have an impact on the lives of those you love. He explains that simply asking friends and family about concerning changes in their behavior is a simple start to a conversation about suicide prevention. Asking someone if they are contemplating suicide can make a difference.

Simulation For The Win!

Modifiable Risk Factors for People with Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

Dr. Zim Okoli shares 5 modifiable risk factors for people living with mental health and substance use disorders:

Suicide Task Force

Today on the vlog we have with us Marc Woods, Assistant Chief Nurse Executive for Behavioral Health at UK Healthcare. We are in the midst of a national health crisis in regards to suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among adults and 2nd cause of death among college students. This is in part due to the many stressors surrounding young people and the few tools they have to handle stress. It is so important to eliminate the stigma with discussing suicide. Stepping out to ask about concerning behavior could save lives.

Gender-specific profiles of tobacco use among non-institutionalized people with serious mental illness.

In many countries, smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death. In North America, reductions in population smoking levels are stabilizing and, in recent years, those involved in tobacco control programming…

Nicotine dependence and gender differences in smokers accessing community mental health services.

Despite evidence of differences in smoking behavior between women and men, few studies have assessed these differences in individuals with mental illnesses…

Sex differences in smoking cessation outcomes of a tailored program for individuals with substance use disorders and mental illness.

Tobacco use is highly prevalent among individuals with a history of substance use disorders (SUD) and/or mental illness (MI)…

Smoking Cessation among Persons with Co-occurring Substance Use Disorder and Mental Illness.

Aims: A history of either a substance use disorder (SUD) or psychiatric disorder (PD) is associated with tobacco use…

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