Our Integrated Holistic Health Working Group, with a focus on One Health, presented an insightful panel session with Psychology and Psychiatry experts, individuals who have survived suicide attempts, and families with lived experience. The webinar highlighted the public health crisis of death by suicide, reviewed effective prevention measures, and explored how self-inflicted deaths affect family members and others.
The panel was moderated by Dr. LM (Malini) Frey, C20 Mental Health Lead and features renowned speakers: Dr. Cheryl King from the USA, Dr. Soumitra Pathare from India, and Gabriella Wright from England/France/USA.
The webinar reflects on the interlinkages between suicide prevention and the One Health approach to disease control and elimination efforts. It highlights the challenges and needs of the communities affected by these complex, but interconnected issues and identifies specific strategies/policy recommendations that can be adopted to ensure effective implementation of One Health approaches.