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Religion impacts suicidality. Across history, religions have incorporated elements of life and death, and have exerted an influence on their followers understanding, perceptions, and behaviors related to suicide. This presentation examines the relationship between religion and suicide. Specifically, the aims of this presentation include examining the suicide rates, and risk and protective factors for suicide across the following four religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.

This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals.

CEU Credit Hours Available: 1.5 Hours

Cost: Free


Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.


The best way to locate our building is to search 5025 Riverway Drive, Houston TX 77056 in your GPS and it should take you to the corner adjacent to our building.

Due to ongoing construction in our area, please refer to our Designated Program Parking Areas map for directions on where to park. Designated parking areas will be highlighted in blue. Please do not park in the areas highlighted in red.

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Robin Gearing, Ph.D, Professor, Director, Center for Mental Health Research and Innovation in Treatment Engagement and Service (MH-RITES Center)

Dr. Gearing’s research focuses on improving the mental health outcomes of individuals with mental illnesses, and their families. His research is driven by an interest in informing and improving adolescent and adult engagement and adherence to empirically-supported psychosocial and medication treatment, and developing evidence-based interventions. This interest is the result of more than 20 years of clinical work with youth, of having firsthand professional knowledge of the needs and gaps in the field, and of seeing uneven efforts to manage the devastating functional, emotional, and fiscal costs of serious mental health conditions.

His research nationally and internationally concentrates on treatment engagement and adherence in relation to mental health treatment, service delivery, and service utilization. Specifically, Dr. Gearing has conducted a series of studies examining and operationalizing the multidimensional components of adherence; identifying the barriers, promoters, and temporal patterns of adherence; and investigating the development, adaptation, and promotion of treatment adherence strategies and interventions. Also, Dr. Gearing has conducted a number of studies focusing on suicide, resulting in a textbook for educators, teachers, and medical and mental health providers on assessment and treatment of suicide. Dr. Gearing’s research continues to focus on developing and testing interventions and improving treatment engagement and adherence for these individuals and their families in community-based settings.

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