Areas of Focus

Suicide Prevention


The U-M Injury Prevention Center has unique expertise in the field of suicide prevention. From funded exploratory studies to educational training events, we are working to find ways to prevent suicide across populations. Below you’ll find links to more information about our work in this area, as well as a listing of members doing work or interested in this area. We invite you to explore and join us as we move forward to advance research and prevention.

Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed this technical package for states and communities on suicide prevention to provide a collection of strategies that represent the best available evidence to prevent and reduce this public health concern.

SAVIR 2017 Conference: Innovations in Injury Prevention Science

The national Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research conference was held September 18-20, 2017 in Ann Arbor, and was hosted by the U-M Injury Prevention Center.

The three-day event brought together speakers from across the nation to speak on injury prevention topics including the prevention of suicide, concussion/TBI, youth violence, sexual assault, opioid overdose, and much more!

Suicide-Related News & Events

09.18.17

SAVIR 2017 Conference: Innovations in Injury Prevention Science

Thank you for attending the SAVIR 2017 Conference! The national conference was held September 18-20,…

11.16.16

Lisa A. Marsch, “Harnessing Digital Technologies in Behavioral Health: The State of the Science”

Lisa A. Marsch, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health…

09.14.16

What I Did (for Injury Prevention) on My Summer Vacation

Come hear from our NINE(!) Injury Center-funded interns about their experiences working in injury prevention…

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10.16.18

New U-M Injury Center fact sheet: Cost of Fatal Injuries in Michigan

New U-M Injury Center fact sheet: Cost of Fatal Injuries in Michigan June 3, 2017…

10.16.18

Professor Stack receives international award for his research in suicide

Professor Stack receives international award for his research in suicide Congratulations to Dr. Steven Stack,…

10.16.18

Injury Prevention MOOC Expands Training Resources

Injury Prevention MOOC Expands Training Resources “As far as feedback for the course, I really,…

Suicide Prevention Information & Tools

Summary of an Evidence-Based Youth Suicide Prevention Program-Screening in Health Care Settings 

This document provides information on an evidence-based program to prevent youth suicide. This handout gives information on the problem of youth suicide in the United States, information on the highlighted evidence-based solution, and the evidence for the program’s effectiveness.

Cost of Fatal Injuries in Michigan

This document describes the cost of fatal injuries in Michigan and the implications for public health practice.

Funded Research Projects Focused on Suicide Prevention

The U-M Injury Prevention Center has funded current and past injury research projects focusing on suicide prevention. Peruse the projects listed below.

Core Faculty and Practitioners with Suicide Prevention Expertise

 

 

Please click on a faculty/practitioner’s name to access their full profile with research interests and funded projects.

Cheryl King, PhD
Suicide Content Lead

 

Core Faculty and Practitioners with Suicide Prevention Expertise

Stack
Steven Stack

Professor, Criminal Justice, Wayne State University

Assari
Shervin Assari

Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Johnson
Jennifer Johnson

Professor and C. S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Flint, MI

Blow
Frederic C. Blow

Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Eisenberg
Daniel Eisenberg

S. J. Axelrod Collegiate Professor, Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health

czyz
Ewa K. Czyz

Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Ilgen
Mark A. Ilgen

Professor, Psychiatry, Univeristy of Michgan

King
Cheryl King

Suicide Content Lead, Research Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

Bohnert
Kipling (Kip) Bohnert

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Members with interest/Expertise in Suicide Prevention

  • Christina Magness, LMSW
    University of Michigan
  • John Richardson, MPH
    University of Michigan
  • Matthew Francis Benoit
    University of Michigan
  • Sara Feldman
    School of Public Health