Jerry Reed, Director of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, joins #SPSM to chat about the past, present, and future of suicide prevention at the national level (United States), 11/8/15, 9pCT.
How did our field get to where we are now, and given the changing landscape (politics, technology, media, etc), what is the future of suicide prevention? Ask our esteemed guest! And watch us LIVE here:
The Tweets for this chat will be archived on Storify.
Jerry Reed, PhD, MSW, has served as the Director of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) since 2008. He oversees a staff of 40 that provide state and local officials, grantees, policymakers, interested stakeholders, and the general public with assistance in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and strategies to prevent suicide. Dr. Reed recently co-led the committee that updated the U.S. National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
Dr. Reed’s interests include geriatrics, mental health, suicide prevention, violence prevention, and public policy. He received a PhD in Health Related Sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and a Masters of Social Work from University of Maryland at Baltimore.