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Suicide Prevention in Rural Primary Care: Two-part Series

Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Publication Date: Aug 03, 2020

Suicide Prevention in Rural Primary Care: Two-part Series

This series consists of two, 90 minutes sessions, and focuses on the critical role of primary care providers in suicide prevention. 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.

 

Part One

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

August 26, 2020

11:00am - 12:30pm US/Mountain

Session one 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.

 

Register

 

Trainer

  • Liza Tupa, Ph.D.


Part Two

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

September 10, 2020

11:00am - 12:30pm US/Mountain

Session two 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.

 

Register

 

Trainer

  • Liza Tupa, Ph.D.