Using data-driven strategies to address the intersecting suicide and opioid overdose crises

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Suicide and opioid overdose deaths continue to climb year after year. The age-adjusted rate of deaths from suicide and unintentional overdose have more than doubled since 2000 according to mortality data from the CDC, and these epidemics seem to be rising together. How can we better understand the interconnected nature of suicide and opioid misuse to promote effective response and prevention?

Hear suicide prevention experts share their research and experience on:

  • Relationship between suicide and opioid overdose mortality at the community level.
  • Shared risk and protective factors of the overlap between suicidality and opioid misuse and overdose.
  • Value and application of syndromic surveillance for suicide response and prevention, including intentional opioid overdose.
By Dr. Robin Davis, Taylor Moore, PhD, David Goldston, PHD, Jarrod Hindman, MS, and Kristin Holland, PHD, MPH
Lead Project Manager, Public Health