Addressing physician and patient mental health, including suicide risk


This Overcoming Barriers webinar forum will connect physicians with industry experts on suicidal ideation and physicians with lived experience to discuss dismantling 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 refer them to the most appropriate care.

September 8, 2022, noon CT

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Daniel Miller, MD

Head of Graduate Medical Education and Behavioral Health Integration, Sun River Health

Dr. Miller is a practicing family physician and the head of higher medical education and behavioral health integration for Sun River Health, a New York State FQHC with 45 sites serving approximately 225,000 patients. in the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New York.

Dr. Miller also sits on the board of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and is co-chair of its committee on integrating services for behavioral health and HIV as well as co-chair of the board. of the NACHC. Force against racism. He is 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 his training in family medicine, he has trained in body-centered approaches to psychotherapy and healing, including Primary Emotional Energy Retrieval (PEER) and Internal Family Systems (IFS).

Christine Yu Moutier, MD

Chief Medical Officer, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Dr. Moutiern is the Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and knows firsthand the impact of suicide. After her own lived experience and the loss of colleagues to suicide, she dedicated herself to fighting this leading cause of death. As CMO, Dr. Moutier champions a national movement fueled by AFSP’s blend of science and grassroots. As the leading private funder of suicide research, AFSP seeks to translate research into action for families, communities, health professionals and policy makers. With a longstanding dedication to suicide survivors and those with lived experience and a nationwide network of chapters, AFSP brings together a large, diverse community where the result is authenticity, healing, and hope.

Dr. Moutier has testified before Congress, presented at the White House, and provided information to Congress on suicide prevention. She co-hosted CNN’s Emmy Award-winning suicide prevention town hall Finding Hope, serves as an expert nationally and internationally, and remains dedicated to the mission of saving lives and protecting lives. bring hope to those affected by suicide.

Stephen O’Connor, PhD

Head of Suicide Prevention Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health

Dr. O’Connor is head 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 detecting suicide risk in youth and adults and interventions to reduce suicidal ideation, attempts and death. Prior to joining the NIMH, Dr. O’Connor conducted research focused on early intervention for survivors of suicide attempts in trauma centers; group treatment for suicidal veterans; a step-wise collaborative care approach to reduce post-traumatic stress, depression, substance abuse and suicide risk in hospitalized trauma patients; and other health services-focused efforts to improve screening, assessment, and treatment of suicidal people in traditional and non-traditional behavioral health settings.

Dr. O’Connor completed his doctoral training in clinical psychology at the Catholic University of America, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center at the University of Washington.

Scott Pasichow, MD, MPH

EMS Assistant Medical Director, Southern Illinois University

Dr. Pasichow is an emergency physician and EMS physician at Southern Illinois University, and an active advocate for resident and physician wellness. He is currently a member of the Emergency Medicine Section Council of the AMA House of Delegates and the Illinois State Medical Society representative to the Young Physicians Section. Scott is also the American College of Emergency Physicians Young Physician Advisor to the CAPE Board. He received a grant to assess attitudes toward and use of parental leave in emergency medicine residency, and is a strong advocate for parity and equality in leave use across the home of Medicine.

Dr. Pasichow has also been vocal in the fight against public and medical licensing board stigma surrounding mental health care treatment for physicians by sharing his own experience of anxiety, depression and suicidal tendencies during residency. His story is in the ACEP Now Magazine and on the AMA’s Moving Medicine podcast and Medical Resident series. You can find him on Twitter at @SPMD16 and Facebook at Scott.Pasichow.


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