Suicide prevention and safety planning for the veteran community

Date produced 14 November 2019

Join facilitator Dr Glenn Melvin and suicide experts Dr Jenny Firman and Dr Barbara Stanley for a live studio interview on suicide safety and planning. This webinar is a joint production of the Mental Health Professionals' Network (MHPN) and Department of Veterans' Affairs.

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Watch this facilitated panel discussion to be better equipped to:

  • have increased knowledge of current U.S and Australian research and how it informs suicide prevention initiatives (pre-disposing/supporting resources)
  • be better able to recognise and respond to risk indicators, warning signs and protective factors for suicide in the veteran community
  • have increased understanding of how safety planning can be used to support veterans who are at risk of suicide, have experienced suicide ideation and/or attempted suicide
  • have access to and know how to use some of the tools and resources that are available to assist with safety planning in the veteran community (pre-disposing/supporting resources).


Visit the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) website to watch and access all resources for this webinar.


Visit the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) website to watch and access all resources for this webinar.

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