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Suicide: Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Prevention (NA1773)


Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA


Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRC, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs


Credit Hours: 6


Course Description

This course presents an overview of suicide including risk factors, signs, and symptoms. We will present current statistics related to suicide, along with a brief discussion of certain mental illnesses that have suicide risks associated with them. Included in the discussion are special considerations given to populations where suicide risks are even greater - teens and veterans.


Course Format

Online

Course Objectives

  1. List the signs and symptoms of suicide

  2. Define suicidality and the measurement of risk of suicide

  3. Discuss various suicide prevention strategies

  4. Name some mental illnesses that have suicide risks associated with them

  5. Discuss how veterans are affected by suicide

  6. Discuss how young adults are affected by suicide

Course Overview

This course presents an overview of suicide including risk factors, signs, and symptoms. We will also present current statistics related to suicide. We will provide a brief discussion of certain mental illnesses that have suicide risks associated with them. Included in the discussion are special considerations given to populations where suicide risks are even greater - teens and veterans. The history of suicide prevention is discussed with the most current revision of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

  1. Overview

  2. Statistics

  3. Risk factors, signs, and symptoms

  4. Mental illness and suicide

  5. Suicidality

  6. Measurement scales

  7. Prevention

  8. Suicide in special populations:
    a.) Young people
    b.) Veterans

  9. Conclusion

Course Price

$48.00
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Customer Testimonial

very comprehensive.
Sandra M.