Suicide Screening for Direct Care
About This Course
In the past decade, the number of deaths by suicide has increased, and even greater numbers of people attempt or have frequent thoughts about suicide. It is therefore likely that you will encounter suicidal individuals in your work. Many providers are fearful of discussing suicide with their clients, as they feel unsure of what to say. This course will provide you with a brief overview of factors to consider when working with potentially suicidal clients. By understanding some basic elements of screening and ways to discuss suicide openly, you will be better able to support suicidal clients.