FEBRUARY 14, 2017 | 1-2 PM | ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS, EDUCATION 2 -NORTH, ROOM 1202
The rates of self-injury mortality (SIM; suicides and deaths due to self-intoxication) have been increasing — seemingly inexorably — during the 21st century. SIM ranks, at least, as the 8th leading cause of death in the US. It is timely to ask whether our current individually-oriented prevention efforts can lead to a downward inflection in this trend, such that we can reach a national goal of reducing suicide rates by 20% by 2025. This talk will consider comprehensive prevention initiatives that integrate public health, community, and health system approaches that may offer new leverage to confront our vexing and tragic national epidemic.
Dr. Caine is the director of the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. He is also Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center and co-director of the Center for the Study and Prevention and Suicide. He has conducted extensive research on public health and health systems approaches to preventing suicide.