Suicide...Saving Lives Through Training, Education and Prevention

Course Description:

This course promotes the awareness of suicide, those persons who are at the most risk for death, and intervention methods to prevent suicide occurrence. The course also provides an understanding of suicidal thoughts and ideations.

This course contains module-based training, including videos, information related to suicide, identification and prevention, and other enhanced learning opportunities (both clinical and non-clinical based).

This program includes individuals who are suicide survivors; their input is critical in combating this epidemic of suicide.

The course contains 60 modules with a Certificate of Course Completion awarded upon successful completion. The course awards 3.0 Continuing Education Contact hours.

This course is recommended for the following groups and individuals:

• Paramedics
• Emergency service personnel
• Emergency department personnel
• Law enforcement
• Military
• Healthcare providers
• First responders
• Nurses
• Physicians
• Mental health providers
• Counselors
• Friends and family affected by suicide or a potential suicide
• Anyone considering suicide as an option



Goals and Objectives:

  • Prevent deaths from suicide
  • Provide education on suicide awareness, recognition and intervention
  • Develop coping strategies to prevent suicidal actions
  • Develop safety plans for individuals to safeguard against suicidal actions
  • Expand on therapies and interventions to aid individuals in abandoning a suicidal plan

 

Topics and Content:

  • Cognitive function and the brainIdentifying those at risk for suicide
  • Thought processes that often lead to suicide
  • Risk factors for developing suicidal ideations
  • Assessment of a person with suicidal thoughts
  • Traumatic stress factors
  • Depression, schizophrenia, bipolar and personality disorders
  • Warning signs to possible suicidal ideations
  • Signs of impending suicide
  • Sleep deprivation
  • PTSD- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and its effect on the central nervous system and day-to-day lives of those affected
  • Veterans
  • Identifying an increase in suicide among emergency service and healthcare personnel
  • Irritability
  • Rage / self-rage
  • Chronic pain and illness
  • Voluntary commitment and treatment
  • Involuntary commitment and hospitalization
  • Medications
  • Non-clinical based therapies
  • Self-medication alcohol and substance use
  • Thought redirection
  • Self-care
  • Turning it around
  • Rewiring - reconditioning thought processes
  • Endorphins
  • K-9 assistance therapy dogs

 Registration Fee: $13.50

(The registration fee is donated to My Brother’s Keeper, a nonprofit organization which provides resources to combat suicide. The registration fee goes directly into resources, activities, and technical assistance to promote education for individuals to prevent suicide.)

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