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Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training for Health Care Providers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2017), suicide is the second leading cause of death in New Hampshire (after accidental injury) for individuals age 10 to 34. It is the fourth leading cause of death in NH for individuals age 35 to 54 (after accidental injury, cancer, and heart disease).

This workshop will cover the range of risk and protective factors, the warning signs, and what to do if someone may be at risk for suicide whether it is a patient, family member, friend, or co-worker. The speaker will review actions to take when there is immediate concern and resources in the community that can help create a safety net for people at risk of suicide.

Activity Details
Start Date: July 25, 2018
End Date: July 25, 2018
Time: 7:30 am - 12:15 pm 
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium F
Lebanon, NH
Download: Event Flyer

Registration for this event is full. For event questions, or if you would like to be added to the wait list, please e-mail CLPD.Support@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online and by credit card only. Register Now

The registration fees are as follows:

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees and Affiliates: No Charge
  • NEAH Hospital Employees: $10
  • Others: $20

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after that date. A $10 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this program, the learner will be able to take action when there is immediate concern for a person who is at risk of suicide.


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This educational activity carries 4 contact hours.

Suicide Prevention And Intervention Training For Health Care Providers: Recognizing Individuals At Risk, Connecting With Them And Connecting Them To Help

Healthcare providers play a critical role in suicide prevention through the early detection and treatment of mental illness, substance use disorders and other risk factors which can lead to suicide. Given the unique relationship between the healthcare provider and the patient, there is an excellent opportunity for suicide prevention and intervention if utilized effectively. Designated a National Best Practice program, Connect training utilizes a unique community-based model designed to increase the competence of primary care/medical providers in recognizing and responding to individuals at risk for suicide. The training includes a review of National Best Practice suicide prevention/intervention policies and procedures specific to primary care/medical providers, interactive case scenarios and discussion on how to integrate key community services for an effective and comprehensive response.

What Participants Will Get From The Training:
  • Knowledge of National Best Practices for healthcare providers in outpatient settings for suicide prevention and crisis response to suicidal behaviors
  • Knowledge of risk and protective factors and warning signs for suicide risk assessment, including strategies to address imminent risk and safety concerns and an understanding of the trauma and stigma surrounding suicide incidents
  • Exploration of options for disposition: hospitalization vs. outpatient treatment, including recommendations for safe transition and information about refusal of services and involuntary hospitalization
  • Strategies for connecting with family members and other health and mental health provider systems for a coordinated suicide prevention response
  • Guidelines on confidentiality and communication with others involved in the patient’s care
  • An understanding of suicide as a public health issue and its impact on communities, family members and friends
  • Insights into suicide data and how age, gender, culture and other demographic and diversity factors impact suicide risk
  • Review of statistics related to recent primary care visits and suicide deaths
  • Discussion of individual, family and community risk and protective factors and ways to strengthen the positive influences that prevent suicide and other risk behaviors in individuals and the community
  • Review of National Best Practices concerning restricting access to lethal means, safe messaging and communication about suicide
  • An understanding of the influence of electronic communication, including social networking, on suicide risk
  • Review of black box warning when prescribing antidepressants for adolescents
  • Insights into the local resources and services available and how they can be utilized for persons at risk
  • Discussion of community resources and strategies to increase the safety net to individuals at risk through the integration, coordination and collaboration of community services (schools, mental health, law enforcement, social services, faith communities, etc.)
  • Self-care skills
Receiving Contact Hours

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive contact hours for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A contact hours tracking sheet will be provided.
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Fill out the evaluation and then click submit. Contact hours will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email Judith.M.Langhans@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

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