Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention
A message of proactive suicide prevention – and hope – reached a critical audience last weekend: A packed house of about pharmacy professionals at the Northwest Pharmacy Convention.
Jennifer Stuber, faculty director of Forefront, a social impact center at the University of Washington School of Social Work, co-delivered a seminal three-hour training with Brandy Singer, Pharm. D., BCPP: “Suicide Awareness & Referral for Pharmacy Professionals.”
“Talk to every patient about secure storage and disposal of medications,” they urged. “If we do this routinely, it will save lives.”
The convention, which drew over 500 pharmacy professionals from across Washington, Idaho and Montana, offers many continuing education sessions. For the first time in its history (and nationwide), that includes suicide prevention training mandated by state law.Read more...