Event Date

July 15, 2022 1:00–2:30 pm EDT

Men in America commit more than 75% of all suicide deaths each year and evidence has been collected worldwide that suggests men are far less likely to seek help for mental health challenges, irrespective of age, nationality, or ethnic or racial background. Mental health issues in men often remain hidden, overlooked, or undertreated. This highly interactive session will address suicidality as a behavioral condition, suicide care management in practice, and evidence-based treatment for suicide.

Presenters: Joe Hyde, MA, LMHC, CAS; Amber Murray, BSN, MA 

Joe Hyde, MA, LMHC, CAS, has 40 years of experience in behavioral health prevention, intervention, and treatment. In collaboration with SAMHSA and American Society of Addiction Medicine, he planned and conducted SAMHSA’s Physician Training for Use of Buprenorphine in multiple states. He has developed curriculum and training videos for SAMHSA SBIRT medical residency and health professional training grantees. He served as a trainer for the SAMHSA/NIDA Blended Initiative Certified Buprenorphine Training.  

Mr. Hyde has developed and conducted behavioral health provider trainings on pharmacotherapies for addictive disorders for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addictive Disorders Counselor Training Program and the states of Vermont and Rhode Island. In addition, he served as the conference director and planner for SAMHSA’s 2001 International Conference on Best Practices: Treatment of Opioid Dependence and the state of Vermont’s first Annual Physicians’ Conference on Addiction Medicine. He has worked with clinics and healthcare programs throughout the United States supporting substance use disorder service integration in primary care. 

Amber Murray, BSN, MA, is a Project Manager and Senior Technical Assistance Lead at JBS International, Inc. where she collaborates with federal, state, and local agencies as well as colleges and universities to develop and distribute behavioral health curricula, training and technical assistance. She provides executive-level consulting and coaching to support healthcare organizations achieve systems transformation supporting behavioral health initiatives. 

Ms. Murray also plans, develops, and implements substance misuse prevention and treatment training and curriculum for colleges and universities, as well as federal agencies including the Human Resources Services Administration and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas. She holds degrees in psychology, nursing, and education and human development. Ms. Murray is dedicated to supporting healthcare systems' transformation that results in comprehensive, equitable care for those in need.