with Ann Duckless

PRESENTATION: For years, research has shown that mental health-related conditions increase the risk of suicide. There is also a strong correlation between substance use disorders and suicide risk. This workshop will look at critical components that should be part of suicide prevention efforts in working with substance abuse prevention/treatment providers and cultural adaptations in working within the field of substance abuse and addictions. This workshop will also address the increasing concern nationwide and in New Hampshire about prescription drug abuse and deaths, and how this epidemic impacts the public health issue of suicide. Participants will learn:
• Prevalence rates of suicide attempts by people who misuse substances.
• Prevalence rates of suicide for specific drugs.
• Contributing bio-psycho-social factors that lead to substance misuse and suicide, including the role of cultural, racial, gender, and spiritual diversity.
• Cutting-edge prevention and intervention approaches to be used by mental health and substance abuse professionals.

LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 7, 11-13
CPS: Suicide Prevention & Prevention Practice and Theory

PRESENTER: Ann Duckless has 20 years of experience in substance abuse prevention and intervention. She has been employed at inpatient, outpatient, and school settings, specializing in counseling people with substance abuse-addictions. She has also done non-profit statewide community work in youth prevention programming. For the past 10 years, she has worked with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NH Connect Suicide Prevention Program, training professionals and communities in suicide response approaches. She has worked extensively in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention programs. She embraces and promotes cultural sensitivity to all people.

FEE & Online Contact Hours:
All participants that would like a certificate worth 1 online continuing education unit are required to view the webinar and complete & pass the quiz that is posted above. After completing the quiz, NHADACA members receive a certificate for free and non-members receive a certificate for a $15 fee. A certificate will be emailed to you within 10 business days after the quiz is submitted (with a passing grade), and payment is received.

If you would like a certificate worth 1 online learning Contact Hours, please upload the quiz and evaluation files below:


Please contact our office at 603-225-7060 if you have any trouble uploading the documents. Once you have completed the quiz and evaluation please email them to traininginstitute@nhadaca.org. Your certificate will be emailed back to you within 7 business days (the quiz must be paid for, completed and passed with an 80% or better to receive 1 online learning CE). To pay for your quiz, you may call our office, or submit payment via Paypal to pay on line.

To view this free webinar click Suicide and Substance Misuse