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Suicide Prevention in Rural Primary Care: Office Protocols, Screening, and Assessment

11:00am - August 26, 2020 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Mountain Plains MHTTC
Registration Deadline: August 26, 2020
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Suicide Prevention in Rural Primary Care: Office Protocols, Screening, and Assessment

This 90 minute training is part one in a two part series on suicide prevention in rural primary care offices. This session will provide an overview of rural suicide issues, contributing factors to suicide rates in rural communities, primary care providers’ critical role in suicide prevention, office protocols, and patient screening and risk assessment.

People who die by suicide are more likely to have been seen by a primary care provider in the 30 days prior to their death than any other health care discipline. In rural areas especially, where behavioral health resources are fewer and stigma around seeking mental health help may be greater, it is crucial that primary care providers have the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to help prevent suicide among their clients. This webinar series will introduce a simple toolkit to help put suicide prevention protocols into place in a practice or clinic, and will walk participants through the screening, assessment, and intervention phases of suicide prevention. Tips for addressing suicidal issues via telehealth will also be included.

 

Trainer

  • Liza Tupa, Ph.D.


Part Two

Suicide Prevention in Rural Primary Care:  Intervention, Follow-up, and Telehealth Tips

This is part two in a two-part series on suicide prevention in rural primary care offices. This session will cover intervention including medication, safety planning, documentation, and follow-up for patients expressing suicidal ideation as well as tips for helping patients via telehealth.  

 

Trainer

  • Liza Tupa, Ph.D.