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Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death in correctional facilities, representing a serious public health problem, and one that is preventable in many cases. This session will provide an overview of guiding principles for strategic and tactical options for suicide prevention. Most of the session will be spent in Q&A taking questions and comments from the audience on appropriate measures for suicide prevention.
- Describe why incarcerated individuals experience greater risk of suicide
- Identify steps facilities can take to prevent suicide attempts
- Explain the responsibilities of staff in suicide prevention