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Addressing Suicide with Military-Connected Patients
First Friday Free CE Member Webinars Continuing Education Opportunities
Jeffrey C. Mann, Psy.D.
Dr. Jeffrey C. Mann is a Military Behavioral Health Psychologist at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Mann provides support Navy mental health training programs and is a Veteran of the United States Air Force (USAF) where he served as a psychologist from 2009 to 2013. In 2013, he deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Dr. Mann received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from DePauw University and his master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, with a specialization in primary care psychology. He is a 2010 graduate of the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center Psychology Residency Program. Dr. Mann’s clinical work has focused on the assessment and treatment of trauma-related mental health conditions, anxiety disorders, insomnia and the use of Telebehavioral Health.
This training module begins with a discussion of the rates of suicide in the civilian and military population. Next, stigma is discussed with an emphasis on the impact of stigma on help-seeking behaviors in the military. Participants are introduced to the Self-Directed Violence Classification System, a nomenclature for self-directed violence. The VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines for Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide are reviewed, highlighting best practices for assessment and treatment of suicide ideation and behavior. This is followed by a review of suicide risk assessment including discussion of risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors related to suicide, laying the foundation for discussion of the Fluid Vulnerability Theory of risk assessment. Initial management of suicidal patients is presented including in-depth discussion of safety planning for suicide. The presentation ends with an overview of evidence-based treatments and suggested resources for additional training.