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Kaiser Permanente Washington Offers Free Online Training

Screening and assessment of suicide risk in medical settings is crucial to providing safety and treatment to a suicidal patient. Suicide is the tenth-leading cause of death in the United States, ahead of both prostate cancer and automobile accidents. A devastating event for family, friends, and care providers, suicide is preventable. Because 50 percent of individuals who die by suicide see a medical provider within one month before their passing—often for treatment of depression—the issue of suicide prevention is of particular importance in the health care setting. Kaiser Permanente is committed to developing an evidence-based approach to preventing suicide in health care settings by systematically screening patients for suicide risk, providing structured assessment of those identified as being at risk, and following up with interventions that include crisis response planning, removal of lethal means, and integrated behavioral health care.

For more information and details about the course – CLICK HERE 

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WSOA 2018 Annual Meeting

Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle - WSOA Meeting site

Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle – WSOA Meeting site

This Year’s Meeting
“Supporting a Healthy Society with Healthy Mothers and Children – Advances and Opportunities”
more information to follow.

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Meeting date: November 30-December 1, 2018

The Fairmont/Olympic Hotel, Seattle

Online Registration

Printable meeting registration form

Exhibitors

Online Exhibitor Opportunities Registration

Printable exhibitor registration form

Printable exhibitor agreement form

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University of Washington Perinatal Psychiatry Consultation Line

The UW Perinatal Psychiatry Consultation Line allows any health care provider in Washington State to receive consultation, recommendations, and referrals to community resources from a UW psychiatrist with expertise in perinatal mental health. Faculty members consult on any mental health-related questions for patients who are pregnant, in the first year postpartum, or who have pregnancy-related complications (e.g. pregnancy loss, infertility). Topics may include depression, anxiety, or other psychiatric disorders; adjustment to pregnancy loss, complications, or difficult life events; risks of psychiatric medications; and non-medication treatments.

If you are a healthcare provider in Washington State caring for women with mental health needs during pregnancy and postpartum and seek perinatal consultation, please call 206-685-2924 and leave your name and phone number. Our perinatal psychiatrists respond to calls Monday through Friday between 3:00-5:00 PM, usually within one working day.

Our perinatal psychiatrists are also available to help any practice thinking about instituting routine screening for depression. We can come to your clinic and provide a broad overview of best practices for depression screening and follow up in the perinatal period.

For more information, please contact Deborah Cowley, MD at 206-543-6577 or email dcowley@uw.edu.

Download our Perinatal Psychiatry Consultation Line flyer.

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