Suicide is a major public health concern indiscriminate of one’s age, gender, or socioeconomic status.
In 2017 alone, the Centers for Disease Control reported over 45,400 suicides in the United States. This course will discuss ways individuals can become more comfortable with the topic of suicide, as well as educate and empower citizens to connect those in need to lifesaving services. Additionally, this course will delve into the difference between suicidal ideation and suicide itself. The National Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-Talk(8255). Start by programing that in your phone today and tell others to do the same.
During this session participants will:
1) Discuss the prevalence of suicide nationally and locally.
2) Learn relevant nomencalture surrounding suicide and self-harm.
3) Learn about screening for depression, suicidal ideation, and non-suicidal self-injury.
4) Differentiate between potentially lethal suicidal ideation and non-suicidal self-injury.
5) Identify evidence-based practices to address self-harm and suicidal ideation.
6) Receive community resources that are appropriate and relevant to patient needs.