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Suicide in California – Data Trends in 2020, COVID Impact, and Prevention Strategies

July 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT


Presenters will highlight data for the state overall as well as provide a more detailed look at how suicide and self-harm have been experienced differently by age, race/ethnicity and/or sex. Additionally, this webinar will highlight results from a study about experiences of violence in the past year among Californians, including impacts of COVID-19 on violence, economic hardship, and health (including suicidality and gun purchases). Presenters will also provide information on evidence-based suicide prevention strategies and current CDPH violence prevention programs.

Webinar Presentations/Speakers:

CA Suicide Trends in 2020
Nichole Watmore, MPH, CDPH, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch

CA Self-Harm Injury Trends in 2020
Orion Stewart, PhD, CDPH, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch

The State of Violence, Health, and Pandemic Community Impacts in California: Findings from the CalVEX study
Dr. Anita Raj, Center on Gender Equity and Health at UC San Diego

Evidence-Based Youth Suicide Prevention Strategies
Overview of CDPH Violence Prevention Programs
Renay Bradley, PhD, Sara Mann, MPH, CDPH, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch
Katey Rosenquist, MPH, CDPH, Office of Strategic Development and External Relations (Fusion Center)



July 28, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
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