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Suicide Prevention: Evidence-Based Strategies

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Overview / Abstract:

Suicide Prevention: Evidence-Based Strategies is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that reviews evidence-based research and offers strategies for screening, assessment, treatment, and prevention of suicide.

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. In 2015, 44,193 people killed themselves. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes, “Suicide is a serious but preventable public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities.” People who attempt suicide but do not die face potentially serious injury or disability, depending on the method used in the attempt. Depression and other mental health issues follow the suicide attempt.

Family, friends, and coworkers are negatively affected by suicide. Shock, anger, guilt, and depression arise in the wake of this violent event. Even the community as a whole is affected by the loss of a productive member of society, lost wages not spent at local businesses, and medical costs. The CDC estimates that suicides result in over 44 billion dollars in work loss and medical costs.

Prevention is key: reducing risk factors and promoting resilience. This course will provide a review of evidence-based studies on this complex subject for psychologists, marriage & family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Information from the suicide prevention technical package from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be provided. Included also are strategies for screening and assessment, prevention considerations, methods of treatment, and resources for choosing evidence-based suicide prevention programs.

30-97 | 2017 | 60 pages | 20 posttest questions

Expiration

Jun 01, 2027

Discipline(s)

Counselor CE, Psychology CE, Social Work CE

Cost

39

Credits / Hours

3

Accreditation

APA, NBCC, ASWB

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Laura More, MSW, LCSW

Keywords / Search Terms

Professional Development Resources Suicide Prevention, suicide prevention CEU, online course, online CE course, suicide prevention CE

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