Matthew Byerly, MD, researches effectiveness studies in mental health. His research efforts now focus on issues of high mental health relevance for Arizona and veterans, including suicide prevention and methods to improve access to effective mental health treatments. Dr. Byerly has served on multiple expert panels related to psychiatric treatments and was a member of the Food and Drug Administration Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee.
He was the director of the Center for Mental Health Research and Recovery at Montana State University from 2015-2018, where he focused on research related to suicide prevention in communities. For the prior 18 years, he was a faculty member of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas where he was a professor in the Psychiatry Department, directing the Schizophrenia Research and Adult Fragile X Syndrome Research Programs.
At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:
- Describe the frequency of youth suicide in Arizona and nationally
- Describe the major types of youth school-based suicide prevention interventions
- Describe the comparative effectiveness of the youth school-based suicide prevention interventions
All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.