This Overcoming Obstacles webinar forum connects doctors with industry experts and first-hand practitioners of suicidal ideation to discuss ways to remove the stigma around seeking mental health treatment.
Speakers will also discuss practical strategies, actionable steps, and evidence-based resources on how to identify physicians and patients at risk of suicide and connect them to the most appropriate care. .
Noon on September 8, 2022
Daniel Miller, MD
Head of Graduate Medical Education and Behavioral Health Integration, Sun River Health
Dr. Miller is a practicing physician and graduate medical education and educator at Sun River Health, New York State’s FQHC with 45 sites serving approximately 225,000 patients throughout New York’s Hudson Valley, Long Island, and New York City. Head of Behavioral Health Integration.
Dr. Miller is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and is Co-Chair of the NACHC Board Tasks and Co-Chair of the Service Integration Committee for Behavioral Health and HIV. . The power to retract racism. He is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at New York Medical College.
Dr. Miller’s clinical interests have long focused on the interplay between our physical health and our emotional, social and spiritual lives. In addition to her training in family medicine, she is trained in body-centered approaches to psychotherapy and healing, including primary emotional energy recovery (PEER) and internal family system (IFS).
Christine Yu Moutier, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Suicide Prevention Foundation
Dr. Moutiern is Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and knows firsthand the impact of suicide. After she lost her own lived experience and her colleagues to suicide, she dedicated herself to fighting this leading cause of death.As CMO, Dr. Moutier facilitates her AFSP’s fusion of science and grassroots advocating for a national movement to As a leading private funder of suicide research, AFSP aims to transform research into action for families, communities, health professionals and policy makers. With a long-standing dedication to suicide loss survivors and those with lived experiences, and a nationwide network of chapters, AFSP convenes a large and diverse community that brings trust, healing, and hope.
Dr. Moutier has testified before Congress, made presentations at the White House, and delivered congressional briefings on suicide prevention. She co-anchored CNN’s Emmy Award-winning Finding Hope Suicide Prevention Town Hall, working as a national and international professional dedicated to her mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. I’m here.
Dr. Stephen O’Connor
Director, Suicide Prevention Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health
Dr. O’Connor is Director of the Suicide Prevention Research Program at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Services and Intervention Research Division. Dr. O’Connor manages a portfolio of grants that includes projects on youth- and adult-related suicide risk detection and interventions to reduce suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and death. Prior to joining NIMH, Dr. O’Connor conducted research at a trauma center that focused on early intervention for survivors of suicide attempts. Group-based treatment for suicidal veterans. A stepwise and collaborative care approach to reduce the risk of post-traumatic stress, depression, substance use and suicide in hospitalized trauma patients. Other health services-oriented efforts to improve screening, assessment, and treatment of suicidal individuals in both traditional and non-traditional behavioral health settings.
Dr. O’Connor completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology from The Catholic University of America and a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Harbourview Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of Washington.
Scott Pasichow, MD, MPH
Assistant EMS Medical Director at Southern Illinois University
Dr. Pasichow is a physician in emergency medicine and EMS at Southern Illinois University and an active voice for the health of residents and physicians. He is currently a member of the AMA’s House Council on Emergency Medicine and is also a representative of the Young Physicians Division of the Illinois Medical Association. Scott also serves as Junior Physician Counselor for the ACEP Council of American Emergency Medicine Specialists. He has received grants to assess attitudes to and use of parental leave in emergency medical residencies and is a strong advocate for parity and equality in parental leave across the medical community.
Dr. Pasichow has also spoken out to combat the public and medical licensing board stigma surrounding physician mental health care treatment by sharing his own experiences with anxiety, depression, and suicidal tendencies during his residency. I have raised His story can be found in ACEP Now magazine and his AMA’s Moving Medicine Podcast and Medical Resident Series. You can find him on Twitter. @SPMD16 Also check out Scott.Pasichow’s Facebook.