April 20, 2020

EDC Presents at the 2020 AAS Virtual Conference

EDC experts will share strategies to prevent suicide and promote mental health at the 2020 American Association of Suicidology Virtual Conference on April 22–25. The theme of the  conference is “Crossroads: Preventing Suicide and Building Lives Worth Living.” 

This year, EDC will present sessions focused on care transitions, evidence-based decision-making, the role of sports in suicide prevention, and building a strong prevention infrastructure.

EDC Sessions – Dates and Times


Session Title

EDC Presenters

Thursday, April 23

9–9:15 a.m. (PT)


Sade Heart of the Hawk Ali

2–3 p.m. (PT)

“Deaths of Despair”: Helpful or Harmful to Suicide Prevention?

Linda Langford

Friday, April 24

9:30–10 a.m. (PT)

Leveraging the Power of Sport to Promote Mental Wellness and Prevent Suicide

Colleen Carr (moderator)

1–2 p.m. (PT)

Expanding the Field’s Focus from Evidence-Based Programs to Evidence-Based Decision-Making

Linda Langford, Shawna Hite-Jones, Amy Painter

1–2 p.m. (PT)

Care Transitions in Suicide Care: Challenges, Best Practices, Innovation, and Strategies

Colleen Carr, Terresa Humphries Wadsworth

1–2 p.m. (PT)

Implementing Zero Suicide in Indian Country

Sade Heart of the Hawk Ali

2–3 p.m. (PT)

“You Can’t Build a House without a Foundation”

Elly Stout