Understanding and Leveraging the Power of Media for Suicide Prevention

Topic(s):   Mental Health / Suicide

Safe States Alliance






1.5 hours

CEU Credits: 

1.5 hours

Course Code: 



Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or 770-690-9000

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This webinar will begin with a detailed discussion on the influence of media (print, digital, and social media) on suicide ideation. Following this will be a presentation by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on their efforts to address suicidal individuals, and how others can help prevent suicide through intervening on social and digital media.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this webinar, participants will:

1. Describe media’s reporting of suicide on suicide ideation

2. Describe the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s efforts to address suicidal individuals

3. Demonstrate how practitioners, researchers, and lay people can use the “Support for Suicidal Individuals on Social and Digital Media” toolkit


1. Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, MD, PhD, MMSc Associate Professor and Head, Suicide Research & Mental Health Promotion Center for Public Health Medical University of Vienna, Austria


2. Tom Shukis Network Engagement Coordinator for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


3. Frances Gonzalez Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for Vibrant Emotional Health

Continuing Education:

This self-study training is designated for: (1) Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hour, and (2) for professionals with a Certificate of Public Health (CPH) to receive 1.0 CPH Recertification Credit. 

Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH). 

Training Instructions

To complete this training, you will need to:  

  1. Participate in the training by accessing the Recorded webinar
  2. View Powerpoint slides
  3. Create your Certificate of Completion.          

If you encounter any technical difficulties related to this training, please contact the Safe States Alliance at info@safestates.org or (770) 690-9000.

Additional Registration Required:  


To receive CHES or CPH credits, complete this form:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PG7S2T5

Print a Certificate of Completion

Once you have completed a Safe States Alliance training, follow the links below to generate a customizable Certificate of Completion for your records. Please note, you must complete the online continuing education credit form in order for Safe States to submit your credits to the respective providers.

Safe States Resources Hub