Suicide Assessment and Prevention

Suicide is a major preventable public health problem and cause of mortality. This course will review the major aspects of suicide assessment, management, and prevention, with a special focus on military veterans. Primary care contact may represent the last opportunity for intervention in the severely depressed suicidal patient, making the thorough comprehension of identification and treatment of depression and suicide risk imperative.

Course Objective

The purpose of this course is to provide health and mental health professionals with an appreciation of the impact of depression and suicide on patient health as well as the skills necessary to identify and intervene for patients at risk for suicide.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Review the epidemiology of suicide.
  2. Describe the impact of suicide in the treatment of special populations, including among military veterans.
  3. Identify risk and protective factors for suicide.
  4. Discuss warning signs of imminent suicide and the importance of lethal means.
  5. Evaluate tools available for the assessment and evaluation of suicide risk.
  6. Outline key components of an effective suicide prevention plan.

Additional Information

Partner: 
NetCE
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
Course opens: 
04/01/2023
Course expires: 
03/31/2026
Cost:
$36.00
Rating: 
0

Available Credit

  • 6.00 Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

Price

Cost:
$36.00
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NetCE Course No. 76442

This course is offered through NetCE.

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