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How COVID-19 Has Impacted Suicide Risks and What Providers and Staff Can Do

November 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted numerous social determinants of health, from individuals’ income and job security to their access to primary and behavioral healthcare. These stressful life events consistently identify as risk factors for suicide, and the uncertainty of the pandemic is exacerbating mental health symptoms associated with suicide risk. It is crucial for frontline providers of all disciplines to understand the increased risk of suicide during and after the pandemic and how to effectively identify and intervene with patients at risk of suicide in both in-person and telehealth visits.