By request of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, JFK Partners, this will be a virtual webinar on suicide prevention specific to the neurodivergent population. That means those on the autism spectrum, ADD and other neurodevelopmental differences,


Webinar: Suicide Prevention and the Neurodivergent Population

Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 1-2:15 pm (MT)

After years of advocating for her once joyful son and creative genius, AnneMoss’s son Charles continued to struggle with ADD, dyscalculia, and mental illness. Desperate to escape his depression, Charles turned to drugs and died by suicide in 2015 at age 20.

Studies reveal those in the neurodiverse population, particularly those with autism, face a suicide risk more than three times higher than the general population. This presentation will explore the signs, unique challenges, vulnerabilities, and potential interventions for those who live with autism, ADD, and other neurodevelopmental differences. Useful and practical resources will be provided.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Learn the signs of suicide, what to say and do
  2. Learn about an evidence-based screening tool
  3. Discover the relationship between self-harm and suicide risk in this population
  4. Understand how stigma impacts self-worth and suicide-informed care

Intended audience: psychologists, medical providers, neurodivergent individuals and their families.

Speaker: Anne Moss Rogers, Mental Health Speaker and Suicide Prevention Speaker,