Suicide in the Workplace: Key Things Leaders Need to Know


September 26, 2019

Health Action Council will sponsor a free webinar hosted by Dan Reidenberg, managing director of the National Council for Suicide Prevention and executive director of SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education). Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the third leading cause of death among adults.
The webinar – “Suicide in the Workplace: Key Things Leaders Need to Know” – will be held Friday, October 25, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Eastern time.
“All employers need to be aware of the risk of suicide and the importance of providing tools for preventative measures,” said Patty Starr, president and CEO of Health Action Council. “Our mission is about health improvement. With the majority of American adults working, it’s essential that suicide, with all its risks and consequences, be addressed by businesses and organizations before an incident occurs.”
During the webinar, workplace leaders will learn some of the basic concepts that every employer should be thinking about. These include policies, roles, awareness, intervention, and postvention. Dr. Reidenberg will also discuss the impact that suicidal attempts and thoughts, as well as actual deaths by suicide, have on leaders, managers, co-workers, and supervisors.

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