Sample Course

Overview of Suicide Prevention for Corrections Professionals

About This Sample Course

Suicide is a public health crisis and affects hundreds of thousands of people each year, including those that are incarcerated in jails and prisons as well as those in the community. Fortunately, the rate of suicide in correctional populations has declined since the 1980’s. Experts believe this decline is the result of appropriate prevention and intervention methods.

This sample course will help corrections professionals better identify and address behavior associated with suicide risk.

Completion of this course will help you recognize:

  • Suicide risk behaviors
  • How substance abuse and mental health issues contribute to suicide risk
  • Prevention and early intervention techniques


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