Lethal Means Safety | Webinars and PresentationsOpioid Misuse Overdose and Suicide Webinar Series

SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) hosted a national webinar series that explores the intersection of opioid misuse, overdose, and suicide—with an in-depth look at chronic pain as a contributing factor to these related problems.  These webinars examined the national narrative on opioids and suicide, drawing on current research to define the scope of the problem and explore how these health concerns intersect. The purpose of this series was to illustrate the connections between suicide and opioid misuse—so that substance misuse and suicide prevention practitioners can develop a coordinated response to them. The series highlights opportunities for alignment and feature examples of partnerships between the suicide and substance misuse prevention fields.


SPRC and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention are able to make this web site available thanks to support from Universal Health Services (UHS), the Zero Suicide Institute at EDC, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (grant 1 U79 SM0559945).

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