Suicide prevention event open to students and employees Aug. 15

George Fox faculty and students are invited to take part in a virtual interprofessional continuing medical education event addressing suicide prevention on Saturday, Aug. 15. It will take place over Zoom from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The event is free to students and staff. It will feature experts from a variety of healthcare professions to discuss how interprofessional teams in school-based health centers and primary care clinics can work closely together to prevent adolescent suicide in our communities.

After rates of adolescent suicide in the U.S. stabilized from 2000 to 2007, suicide rates for ages 10 to 24 increased from 2007 (6.8 per 100,000 persons) to 2017 (10.6). While suicides increased across this age group, suicide rates most sharply increased for ages 10 to 14, nearly tripling from 2007 (0.9) to 2017 (2.5).

These increasing rates of adolescent suicide highlight the importance of prevention and intervention in schools, primary care and other community-based settings.

To learn more, contact Tammy O’Doherty (

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