Suicide Prevention and the Veteran Community

Date produced 29 May 2018

During this webinar our interdisciplinary panel discuss suicide prevention in the context of the Veteran community.

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Watch this facilitated panel discussion of Craig's story to be better equipped to:

  • better recognise the risk indicators, warning signs and protective factors for suicide in the veteran community
  • describe the supports and resources which are most effective in supporting veterans and their families, partners and children impacted by suicide and/or attempted suicide
  • have increased confidence in supporting the families, partners and/or children of veterans who have experienced suicide and/or attempted suicide.       

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios.

  • Associate Professor Grant Blashki (General Practitioner, Victoria)
  • Ms Carmen Betterridge (Psychologist, Victoria)
  • Dr Richard Magtengaard (Psychiatrist, Western Australia)



  • Professor Mark Creamer (Clinical Psychologist, Victoria)



Further resources such as panellist biographies, case study, presenter slides and supporting resources are available on the DVA At-Ease Professional website.

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