Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians


Everyone plays a role in reducing the number of suicides to zero. This session will promote the ability of non-clinical personnel to identify people at risk for death by suicide and respond appropriately by helping them get needed services. Among other topics, the session will review risk and protective factors, warning signs, and will introduce a well-researched screening tool non-clinicians can use to guide intervention. 

September 20, 2022

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Our Speaker

Anthony Waters obtained his Psychology Doctorate from The George Washington University. He has trained and worked extensively at the intersection of public health, the criminal-legal system, and behavioral health, including at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the NYPD, NYC DOHMH, and within the New York City Jail System. Dr. Waters presents and trains widely on topics such as trauma-informed care, verbal de-escalation, and the diagnosis of mental disorders. Currently, Dr. Waters is the Senior Vice President, Chief of Behavioral Health for YesCare. He also maintains a small consulting firm with clients including Major League Baseball. Dr. Waters’ peer-reviewed publications are concentrated in the area of mental health programming in correctional settings.