Elaine Frank joins #SPSM, 5/14/17, 9pCT, to chat about guns, suicide, and collaborations with gun owners to reduce suicide rates especially among men in the middle years, the largest demographic for suicide deaths, which are mostly due to firearms.
Read more about #MeansMatter (and link to a bunch of great resources). Also, this is a pretty great resource. And this is a pretty good blog post. And watch about this topic on CNN here:
Take a great (FREE) training on CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means) course online.
You can watch the chat LIVE here. Literal trigger warning: @DocForeman will be discussing gun culture competence, and will be demonstrating installation of a gun lock live.
Elaine Frank is the Program Director of the Center on Access to Lethal Means (CALM). Prior to her retirement, she directed the Injury Prevention Center at Dartmouth. For the past ten years, her efforts have been largely focused on Lethal Means Reduction as an essential element of a larger suicide prevention strategy. Elaine is the co-developer of CALM – Counseling on Access to Lethal Means – a training program on why and how to address lethal means reduction in a collaborative manner. In addition, she has led the development and dissemination of the Gun Shop Project which engages the firearm community in suicide prevention efforts.
Elaine holds a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health where she was introduced to the public health approach to addressing complex social issues.