The Silent Public Health Epidemic: Suicide and the Workforce

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Wednesday April 14

4:30 PM  –  6:30 PM

Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death, impacting ages 10-64. While the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted strains among our workforce: physicians, first responders, frontline workers, and educators and students, mental health service gaps and trends were identified prior to this pandemic. Increasing access to services, interrupting access to lethal means, reducing stigma, allocating resources, and creating policy change will be critical to reverse a 20-year trend of preventable morbidity and mortality impacting individuals, families, communities and industries. Join us for a conversation to address this silent epidemic through a focus on the caregivers who have worked tirelessly in times of crisis 

 

MODERATOR:  

 

Matthew Hurford, MD, FCPP 
President and CEO 
Community Care Behavioral Health 
 

SPEAKERS: 

 

Jill Bowen, PhD 
Commissioner  
Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services 

 

Sosunmolu Shoyinka, MD 
Chief Medical Officer 
Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services 

 

Mona Masood, DO 
Founder & Chief Organizer 
Physician Support Line 

 

Matthew Wintersteen, PhD  
Director of Research, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry  
Thomas Jefferson University 

 

Corey Feist, JD, MBA 
Co-Founder Dr Lorna Breen's Hero Foundation 
CEO, UVA Physicians Group 

 

This Public Health Grand Rounds is presented by The Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia in coordination with Philadelphia Department of Public Health with funding support from the Independence Foundation.   

 

PLEASE NOTE: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia reserves the right to record the virtual experience for marketing or promotional use. 

 

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