Presenting Sponsor - Doctors’ Care Connection (Availability 1)
As the Presenting Sponsor of the Care Connection, your support will promote the education for primary care doctors across the valley. Primary care is an ideal setting to identify suicide risk and initiate services for many reasons. First, patients who die by suicide visit primary care physicians more than twice as often as mental health clinicians. Secondly, generalists (internists, pediatricians, family physicians) write most of the antidepressant prescriptions (62%) in the United States. When considering these two facts together, it is clear that education with primary care physicians is imperative to reducing teen suicide and saving lives.
$25,000 investment to join
Valley Leaders of Doctors’ Care Connection: New initiative (Availability 4)
As a member of the Valley Leaders of Doctors’ Care Connection, your membership will designate your investment in teen suicide prevention through education, referral and support for at risk youth. Physicians are uniquely positions to identify and respond to those at risk for suicide. As a member of this elite leadership group, you support the importance of knowing the signs and how to access help can save lives.
$5,000 investment to join
Doctors’ Care Connection: New initiative (Availability 50)
As a member of the Care Connection, your support will assist physicians, who are uniquely positions to identify those at suicide risk, to provide a connection to help and support for their at risk teenage patients. Knowing what to look for and how to access behavioral health services can save lives. In fact, most people who die by suicide received healthcare services in the year prior to death, usually for reasons other than mental health issues or suicidal thoughts. It’s a strong reminder that any patient—no matter what issue is being treated and in any setting—could be at risk for suicide.
$1,500 investment to join