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Mental Health & Suicide Prevention  

Word cloud of STOP and SUICIDE in the shape of an open hand The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies suicide as a public health concern. Each year, there are over 40,000 deaths via suicide in the United States alone.

It is vitally important that health care providers are competent in the recognition, protective intervention and treatment of suicidal behaviors.  This course will provide the learner with tools to identify risk factors, perform a suicide assessment, and develop safety plans with the at-risk individual.  Teaching methods include didactic presentations, group discussion and hands on practice with suicide prevention and safety planning tools. 

Meets the requirement of the State of Washington mandatory suicide prevention training for nurses (RCW 43.70.442) and is approved by the Washington State Department of Health.

Who Should Enroll

RNs and others in the health care industry who want to help prevent suicide.

Credential/Accreditation Information

Meets the new Washington State Department of Health requirement and the new competency rules (WAC 246-840-220) and suicide prevention training (RCW 43.70.442) and is approved by the Washington State Department of Health.

Refund Policies

This course operates by the Nursing Refund Policies.

 

 
Contact Information
Center for Graduate and
Continuing Education

Phone: 253-535-7722
Email: ce@plu.edu

Center for Graduate and
Continuing Education
12180 Park Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA 98447