Self-Study Sessions

Lowering the Risks for Suicide (Recorded Event)

Presented by Gary Behrman, PhD, LCSW

3.0 Clock hour

* This course meets Suicide Prevention requirement for licensure renewal. *

For over a decade, the suicide rate in Missouri has been higher than the national rate.  Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. with suicides outnumbering homicides by more than two to one. With the increase in opiate addictions, 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.

By the completion of this seminar, participants will:

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide risk.
  • Address family concerns with at-risk clients.
  • Incorporate behavioral health screens and safety plans.
  • Apply best practices that facilitate resilience and improve health outcomes.
  • Identify resources and recent research for suicide prevention.