2019 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Understanding Suicide’s Impact in the Workplace

DMECTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, Sept. 26

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

The rising suicide rate has become a global issue with far reaching impact, and workplaces are not immune. Every 40 seconds a person commits suicide — the World Health Organization estimates that number will be every 20 seconds by 2020. Suicide rates have significantly increased in the United States since 1999, and in about half the states, the rate went up by 30%. In addition, child suicide attempts between the ages of 5-18 have doubled since 2007 to 1.2 million. More than ever before, employees are looking to their employers for help.

Depression and anxiety are precursors to suicide, and workplace depression will be the number one cause of lost productivity in all economically-advanced countries by 2030. Mental health is a crisis in our society and in our workplaces, and employers and the disability industry are in a unique position to positively impact this crisis through best practices. Join us for this important session where we’ll learn how to recognize the signs and design effective support systems within our workplaces.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the nature of suicide, and the signs that may appear in the workplace.
  • Explore best practices for suicide intervention within your organization.
  • Learn more about the stigma surrounding suicide, and the steps you can take to reduce its impact.


Kristin Tugman, Ph.D., CRC, LPC, Vice President, Health and Productivity Analytics and Consulting Practice, Workplace Solutions Group, Prudential

Dr. Kristin Tugman has more than 20 years experience as a health and productivity consultant. Her work details a specific cognitive behavioral model to help individuals overcome psychological barriers, and return to productivity. In addition, she’s the author of several publications on the psychological aspects of disability. A certified rehabilitation counselor and licensed professional counselor, Dr. Tugman earned a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Capella University.



This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS (privacy), 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify CEU credit.

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 Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Not sure if your organization is a member? Use our online form to verify membership and sign up as an individual under your company’s membership.

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