This empirically supported course will address suicide awareness, screening, intervention, and referral principles. Suicide assessment tools and management principles that are used with specific age groups and populations will be discussed, and case studies will be presented.
Course created on March 19, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to identify suicide definitions, concepts and epidemiology.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to differentiate suicide risk factors, comorbidities and warning signs of suicidal behavior.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate assessment strategies and resources for use in clinical settings.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify state of the science regarding suicide prevention, research, and resources for additional information.
|5-15 Minutes||Definitions, Epidemiology, Co-Morbidities|
|15-25 Minutes||Warning Signs vs. Risk Factors|
|25-40 Minutes||Assessment/Screening, Referral, Treatment|
|50-55 Minutes||Case Studies|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
MOT, OTR/L, ATP
Nika Ball, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, is the CEU Administrator/Assistant Editor for OccupationalTherapy.com. She has been an occupational therapist for 14 years and worked in a variety of settings, including hospital, acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, outpatient, and home healthcare. Ms. Ball received her Assistive Technology Professional certification from RESNA in 2017. She is an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) field advocate and is passionate about mental health awareness, advocacy, and education. Ms. Ball has participated in multiple annual AFSP fundraiser/awareness community walks for suicide prevention as team leader and participant.
PhD, RN APRN-BC
Dr. Angela Moss, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, is Assistant Dean of Faculty Practice and Assistant Professor, Community Systems and Mental Health, at Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois. She is responsible for the development and maintenance of over 30 diverse community-based partnerships whereby faculty nurses and nurse practitioners provide primary and mental health care to vulnerable populations in communities across Chicago. Dr. Moss is a board certified, practicing Adult Nurse Practitioner, and beginning in 2009, founded a nurse-managed primary care health clinic with mental health integration for low-income foodservice workers near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Dr. Moss is passionate about mental health awareness and is an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) community walk team leader and advocate.
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