Is Your Patient Suicidal?
1 in 10 suicides are completed by those who have been seen in the Emergency Department in the last 60 days. Many are never assessed for suicide risk. "Is Your Patient Suicidal?" is a suicide risk poster that includes suicide warning signs, contributing factors and important questions to ask. Click here to download a free copy, or contact Amy Sturgeon, BS, MPH at 530-229-8426.
This convenient pocket card "assists clinicians in conducting a suicide assessment using a 5-step evaluation and triage plan to identify risk factors and protective factors, conduct a suicide inquiry, determine risk level and potential interventions, and document a treatment plan". Order your free card here, or contact Amy Sturgeon, BS, MPH at 530-229-8426.
More suicide prevention publications can be found at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website. Click here for a comprehensive list.
Staff Training and CME
The following training courses are registered as Best Practice programs by
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC).
Click here to view SPRC's training page for clinicians and support staff.
Local Training Courses
QPR Suicide Prevention Training
QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer - 3 steps that anyone can use to help save a life.
QPR Suicide Prevention Training is offered free through Shasta County Health and Human Services. To schedule a training for your staff, contact Amy Sturgeon, BS, MPH at 530-229-8426.
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)
Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals
AMSR is a one-day training designed for mental health clinicians. This class teaches participants strategies in the assessment, management and treatment of suicidal patients. AMSR is recognized as a Best Practice training by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center's Best Practice Registry. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences awards 6.5 continuing education credits for completion of the program.
For more information about local training for AMSR, contact Amy Sturgeon, BS, MPH at 530-229-8426.
Online CME Courses
One-hour suicide assessment course developed by Kognito Interactive
. 1.5 CME units for completion.
Adolescent suicide assessment course provided free by The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Credit: 1.25 contact hours.
Question, Persuade, Refer online training module guides assessment and safety planning. 6-10 hours required; 8-10 CME/CE credits.