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Suicide Prevention is all of Our Business

Suicide continues to be a growing public health concern, with data showing an upward trajectory…before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic.  Suicide is impacting business in diverse industries, with higher risks for some, but all at risk.  Join us for our next Virtual Town Hall, Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business, to hear expert, Jodi Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP, discuss:

  • Which industries are hit hardest by suicide;
  • How to build healthier workplaces to reduce the risk of suicide;
  • The role that depression, substance use, and other mental health-related issues play in suicide prevention;
  • Current workplace suicide prevention guidelines; and
  • The role businesses should play in suicide prevention.

Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP

Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP is a Full Professor with tenure at University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Dr. Frey chairs the Social Work in the Workplace & Employee Assistance Sub-specialization (formerly EAP Sub-specialization) and the Financial Social Work Initiative. She is the Founder and Faculty Executive Director of the newly launched Behavioral Health and Well-Being Lab (BHWell Lab). Her MSW and PhD degrees were earned from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Frey’s research focuses on workplace behavioral health, including the impact of employee mental health, substance use and well-being on productivity and safety. She studies the effectiveness of employee assistance, work/life, and related programs for working aged adults and their families. She has dedicated a significant portion of her research and advocacy work to suicide prevention, mental health, substance use and recovery and the intersection with the workplace.

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