Suicide in America
The purpose of this course is to educate healthcare professionals and others about the scope and seriousness of suicide. It identifies groups who are disproportionally affected by suicide, provides information about suicide screening, discusses psychosocial and pharmacologic treatments, describes the role of supportive third parties, spells out practical guidelines to reduce access to lethal means, and relates aspects of military culture that may affect the incidence of suicide in active-duty military and veterans.
If you reside in Washington State, please click on the course link to access:
- About Suicide in Washington State, 6 units (for nurses, social workers, licensed mental health professionals, marriage and family therapists, naturopaths, osteopathic physicians/surgeons/physician assistants, physicians and physician assistants, psychologists, and retired active licensees)
- About Suicide Screening, Referral, and Imminent Harm in Washington State, 3 units (for for certified counselors and advisers, chemical dependence professionals, chiropractors, occupational therapists and assistants, physical therapists and assistants, pharmacists, and dentists)
When you finish this course you will be able to:
Describe the recent scope of suicide nationally and worldwide.
Relate 3 warning signs and 3 risk factors related to suicidal ideation and behaviors.
Describe 5 demographic groups disproportionately impacted by suicide.
List 3 gender differences related to suicidal ideation and behaviors.
Explain the 4 main components of suicide risk screening and assessment.
Describe the 2 main components of management of suicidal patients.
Define lethal means.
Relate 3 reasons why safety planning is a critical part of care for suicidal patients.
Describe 4 main components of social and community support.
Explain 3 aspects of military culture that may affect the incidence of suicide in active-duty military and veterans.
Author: Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
Contact hours: 6
Criteria for Successful Completion
Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
- 6.00 Participation
This course is offered through A-Train Education.
To take this course you will be redirected to A-Train Education's website. You must login or create an account with A-Train Education in order to complete this activity.
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