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Suicide Prevention

Encouraging the use of the Veterans Crisis Line among high-risk Veterans

by Mark Ilgen, PhD
Seminar date: 11/9/2020

Description: The presentation describes the development and an initial test of the efficacy of Crisis Line Facilitation (CLF), a brief intervention designed to increase use of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) in this high-risk population. In a single session, CLF presents psychoeducational information about the VCL, discusses the participant’s perceived barriers and facilitators to future use of the VCL, and culminates in the Veteran calling the VCL with the therapist to provide firsthand experiences that may counter negative impressions of the line. Early data on impressions of the therapy experience as well as data on the potential efficacy of the intervention will be presented. This presentation is intended for VA clinicians and researchers interested in brief interventions to reduce suicide risk.

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