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

Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCAPP, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, COPS-KT, CRCC, CVRP, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Related, MSCC, NAADAC, RNs, VRA-Canada

Credit Hours: 6

CCM Credit Hours: 3.5

CDMS Credit Hours: 3.5

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

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.

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 Outline

  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

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