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Suicide Awareness & Prevention: PsychU Resource Review & Discussion

The PsychU community is cordially invited to join Drs. Amica Simmons-Yon and Rachel Self as they discuss the critically important topic of suicide awareness and prevention. An overview of resources available on PsychU as well as some of the leading national organizations devoted to suicide awareness and prevention will be provided. Appropriate language, ongoing initiatives, screening tools, and navigation through materials on PsychU will also be highlighted. We all have a role to play in increasing suicide awareness, providing support, and directing individuals in need to potentially life-saving resources. Join us for this opportunity to learn and grow as we all strive to improve our mental health… together!



Amica Simmons-Yon, PharmD, PhD (OPDC)

Senior Medical Science Liaison


Rachel Self, PhD, MS (OPDC)

Medical Science Director

Rachel Self, PhD, MS is a Medical Science Director for Otsuka’s Neuroscience Field Medical Affairs, neuroscientist, & wellness advocate

Amica Simmons-Yon and Rachel Self are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC)

If you or someone you know is in crisis,
call 988 or the Suicide Prevention Hotline/Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
or text the Crisis Text Line 741-741

Related Resources

PsychU Suicide Awareness Resources:
Suicide Awareness – PsychU

PsychU 988 Webinar:
988: What’s The Scoop? A Discussion With Experts In Suicide Prevention & Mental Health – PsychU

Suicide Prevention Resource Center:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Become an Advocate:
Advocate for suicide prevention | AFSP

PsychU Interview on Stahl’s Clinical Handbook Suicide Prevention Edition:
Stahl’s Handbook Suicide Prevention Edition: An Interview With Drs. Christine Moutier & Anthony Pisani – PsychU

988 Update Analysis:
One Year After the Launch of 988, the National Suicide and Crisis Hotline Has Received Nearly 5 Million Combined Calls, Texts, and Chats   | KFF

PsychU Suicide Prevention Brochure:
Download Brochure


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