Guns, Suicide & Safety

February 15, 2016
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Hillman Hall, Clark-Fox Forum, Danforth Campus

In the United States, there are more than 32,000 deaths per year from gun violence. More than 60% are from suicides.

The video recording of this event is now available.

Please join us for an important discussion about the link between firearms and suicides.

October 26, 2015

Registration preferred, but not required.

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Keynote speakers:

Michael Anestis, PhD, Director, Suicide and Emotion Dysregulation Lab, University of Southern Mississippi

The Suicide and Emotion Dysregulation Lab under the direction of Dr. Mike Anestis conducts research focusing primarily upon enhancing our understanding of the nature of and risk factors for suicidal behavior, with a particular focus on the paradoxical effects of emotion dysregulation.

Cathy Barber, MPA, Director, Means Matter Campaign at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Injury Control Research Center

Cathy Barber directs the Means Matter Campaign at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Injury Control Research Center (HICRC). She led the effort to design and pilot-test a prototype for the Centers for Disease Control’s National Violent Death Reporting System and co-founded the National Center for Suicide Prevention Training. The mission of the Means Matter Campaign is to increase the proportion of suicide prevention groups who promote activities that reduce a suicidal person’s access to lethal means of suicide.

Community panel moderated by Sean Joe, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development, Brown School.

The Brown School and the Institute for Public Health are sponsoring this event as part of the Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis initiative. Formed in spring 2015 as a yearlong look at one of our greatest public health challenges, this initiative invites scholars, medical professionals, community leaders, and citizens to take a hard look at the serious, tragic public health consequences of gun violence in America.

Event Sponsors: The Brown School, GlobeMed, and the Institute for Public Health