In this course, Dr Michael Hogan, Ph.D., brings attendees up to date on what is known about suicide prevention and offers emerging evidence to show what health care systems should be doing to reduce the rising suicide rate.
About this course
In this course, Dr Michael Hogan, Ph.D., reviews recent efforts toward suicide prevention and concludes that, though emerging knowledge and insight is helping, there is not enough action yet. Noting that over 80% of people dying by suicide had health care visits in the prior 12 months, Dr Hogan takes attendees through various studies and programs offering evidence about what works, and thus what clinicians and health care systems in general need to be doing to bring down the suicide rate. The highest value “tools” are shown to be those of safety planning, lethal means reduction, caring contacts, and collaborative assessment.