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

11.20.20

Injury Prevention Center 2020 Virtual Inaugural Research Symposium

The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center has organized an unique event for researchers, post-doctoral…

03.02.20

Suicide Prevention Expert Dr. Cheryl King Featured at TedMed 2020 Boston, MA

TedMed 2020, Make Way for Wonder Featuring Core Faculty Dr. Cheryl King Date: Tuesday, March…

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,…

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10.01.20

Congratulations to Drs. Carter, Goldstick, & Wexler on New Multi-year Research Funding

Congratulations to Drs. Carter, Goldstick, & Wexler on New Multi-year Research Funding More Congratulations to…

04.10.20

New Video with Resources for Mental Health During COVID-19

New Video with Resources for Mental Health During COVID-19 Evidence-based resources for help in addressing…

01.20.20

New U-M Injury Prevention Center Visual Abstract

New U-M Injury Prevention Center Visual Abstract We are pleased to share a new visual…

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Suicide Prevention Information & Tools

 

Video with Resources for Mental Health during COVID-19

The U-M IPC is sharing evidence-based resources through video that includes ways to identify increased stress and anxiety, recommendations for reducing it, and numbers to call/text in a crisis. These crisis resources are available for discussing not just suicide, but any distress or crisis you are coping with. You can also call or text these lines to get information about how to help others.

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Massive Open Online Course–Suicide Prevention Section

The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center offers a massive open online course, available for free here. After completing the section on suicide prevention, learners will be able to:

  • Review the scope of the problem of suicide attempts and suicide among youth
  • Identify risk factors for youth suicide attempts and suicide
  • Summarize universal suicide risk screening strategies and tools
  • Evaluate prevention and intervention strategies for youth suicide
  • Appraise suicide prevention resources for youth, parents, clinical providers, and prevention specialists

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

This handout explains the problem of youth suicide in the United States, and describes an evidence-based solution for screening in health care settings, with 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.

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

Blow
Frederic C. Blow

Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Bohnert
Kipling (Kip) Bohnert

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

King
Cheryl King

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

Eisenberg
Daniel Eisenberg

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

Ilgen
Mark A. Ilgen

Professor, Psychiatry, Univeristy of Michgan

czyz
Ewa K. Czyz

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

Assari
Shervin Assari

Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Stack
Steven Stack

Professor, Criminal Justice, Wayne State University

Lisa Wexler

Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Members with interest/Expertise in Suicide Prevention

  • Allyson Berthiaume
    MHA
  • Andrea Chilcote, MS
    Wayne State University
  • Ashley Rapp
    School of Public Health
  • Brandon Bond, BA
    University of Michigan
  • Breann Edwards, BS
    University of Michigan
  • Carrie Musolf
    University of Michigan
  • Charlotte Burnett
    University of Michigan
  • Christian Lumaj
    University of Michigan
  • Christina Magness, LMSW
    University of Michigan
  • Courtney Bagge, PhD
    University of Michigan Medical Center; VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  • Craig Dunham
    Dr.
  • Dr. Yahya Alnashri
    Johns Hopkins University, USA & Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • Emily Deal, MS
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Emily Dejka
    University of Michigan
  • Erin Guy
    University of Michigan
  • Eskira Kahsay
    Michigan Medicine
  • Evan Kearney
    Evan Kearney
  • Ferhana Begum
    Ferhana Begum
  • Geethika Kodukula, MPH
    Kent State University
  • Gregory Cooper
    Michigan National Guard
  • Ina Robinson, MPH
    Safe States Alliance
  • Janet Werst
    UCHealth
  • Jenna Heraghty, BSN
    Metro Health University of Michigan Health
  • Jennifer Cleary
    University of Michigan
  • John Richardson, MPH
    University of Michigan
  • Joshua Tucker
    University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • Julie Hantman, RN, BSN, MPH, CPPS
    Trinity Health
  • Keara Sullivan
    University of Michigan
  • Lindsay Bornheimer, PhD
    University of Michigan
  • Lindsay Davidson Clukies, MD
    St Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University in St Louis