Mindfulness-Based Supports: A Tool for Suicide Prevention and Intervention (MS071)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
10:00 AM–11:50 AM

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. become familiar with how mindfulness-based strategies and interventions can be utilized at various tiers for suicide prevention efforts.
  2. develop an understanding of the continued risk of suicide for students following hospitalization after an attempt.
  3. analyze their current structure and data collection practices used to support student re-entry following a suicide attempt based on current available models.


Suicide attempts are between 10 and 40 times more prevalent than completed suicide in the United States. This session will review the literature on how mindfulness skills and therapeutic approaches can be used to address suicide prevention and intervention, with specific consideration for the school context.

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Melinda A. Cruz, Radford University, Radford, VA
Brittany J. Hale, Radford University, Radford, VA

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