Youth Suicide Prevention in Colorado: Risk and Protective Factors
Featured expert: Lena Heilmann, PhD, MNM
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This presentation provides an overview of youth suicide prevention strategies in Colorado. Lena Heilmann, the Suicide Prevention Strategies Manager with the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, will address risk and protective factors related to youth suicide; discuss current data and trends related to youth suicide; and share strategies for youth suicide prevention.
- learn how various risk and protective factors can contribute to someone feeling suicidal;
- learn about Colorado data and trends related to youth suicide;
- learn strategies, at an organizational and interpersonal level, on how to support youth and youth suicide prevention
Lena Heilmann, PhD, MNM, is the Suicide Prevention Strategies Manager with the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Lena is a sibling suicide loss survivor; she lost her sister Danielle to suicide in 2012. Prior to losing her sister, Lena was in academia and taught as a professor. Now Lena works and volunteers in suicide prevention to honor her sister.
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