Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Webinar: Firearms, Culture & Suicide Risk: What is Safety? (Sept. 29, 12pm PT)

Image of Dr. Sung with title and date/time of webinar

September is Suicide Prevention Month. In the U.S., firearm-related suicides account for almost half of suicide deaths and for most fatal firearm injuries. In clinical settings, lethal means counseling has been proposed as a way of addressing this risk.  Implementation efforts, however, have been accompanied by growing awareness of a “culture gap” between clinicians with low familiarity with firearms and patients with potential distrust of clinical interventions. This has resulted in calls for cultural competency training among clinicians engaged in discussions about firearms with patients.

This Northwest ATTC webinar, presented by Jeffrey C. Sung, MD of UW Psychiatry on September 29, 12-1pm PT, will provide an introduction to selected cultural factors related to firearm ownership and use with the intent of improving cross-cultural communication and the quality of suicide care. 

Attendees of the live webinar will receive a Certificate of Attendance that can be used to obtain 1 CE credit hour from many organizations.