Suicide Prevention – Every Lawyers’ Opportunity
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When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Where: Hruska Law Center, 1st Flr Conf Rm
635 S 14th St
Lincoln Nebraska
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
NE MCLE Accreditation #165411 (Regular/Live); #165410 (Distance Learning). 2 CLE ethics hours.

Registration Fees
$100 - Registration
Free - I paid 2018 NSBA dues and would like to claim my 2 free ethics credits (member benefit).
Free - Law Students

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. In 2016, over 44,000 suicides occurred in the United States, and the rate of suicides has increased by 25 percent over the last 20 years. A correlation exists between suicide/suicide ideation, depression, and other mental health issues, including substance abuse. Statistics suggest that many who commit suicide were under the influence at the time of death. In one study, approximately one third of those who committed suicide were positive for alcohol at the time of death and approximately 1 in 5 had evidence of opiates. A recent study of the state of lawyer mental health revealed that 1 in 10 lawyers had contemplated suicide during their legal careers.

This program will take an in depth look at suicide prevention in Nebraska, help you identify the warning signs, and help you learn how to intervene to help a colleague, friend, or family member who is considering self-harm. During your career as a lawyer you may struggle with thoughts of suicide or may encounter someone who is suicidal and what you learn during this program may save your or someone else’s life.

Chris Aupperle, Director, Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program
David Miers, PhD, LIPC, Bryan Medical Center