Presented by Gary U. Behrman, PhD, MSW, M.Div.
* This course meets Suicide Prevention requirement for licensure renewal. *
For over a decade, the suicide rates in the U.S. are rising. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the general population, with suicides outnumbering homicides by more than two to one. Among all populations, white males over the age of 55 are at highest risk for suicidal ideation and completion. It is critical that social workers are educated in how to assess, treat, and refer to appropriate levels of care to lower the risks for suicide especially among againg populations.