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. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
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.
This 6-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.