Understanding the Role of Trauma in Suicidal Behaviors
Kenna Sullivan, LICSW is an Assistant Director of Field Education at the BCSSW. She is also a Psychiatric Consult Emergency Services Clinician at University Counseling Services at Boston College and Berklee College of Music. Kenna has worked over 30 years in psychiatric and medical emergency service delivery in ERs in Greater Boston.
This talk will highlight the relationship between traumatic events and suicidal behaviors. Theoretical models and empirical research point to an increased risk of suicidal ideation and behaviors among people who have experienced traumatic events, in either childhood or adulthood. Example include war veterans, victims of interpersonal violence, survivors of childhood abuse/neglect, survivors of natural disasters, people exposed to torture, and Holocaust survivors. Implications for prevention will be covered.
Thursday, November 21 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm
McGuinn Hall, 521
Boston College, 140 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA