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Suicide Prevention - OT60242

Suicide Prevention

by Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNE
(4.5 / 183 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.30 AOTA CEU)

Price: $42.00
CE-PRO Price: $21.00


Worldwide, suicide was the 18th leading cause of death in 2016, with the highest rates found in countries with advanced healthcare. People with substance use, borderline personality disorder, anorexia nervosa, depression, and bipolar disorder have the highest risk. CDC statistics indicate that all age groups are affected, with some specific concerns for older adults and for adolescents. There has, however, also been a startling rise in suicide among middle-aged Americans. Percentage increases for middle-aged Americans are the highest for any age group, and the CDC has identified the suicide rate among middle-aged Americans as a public health concern. The course provides physical therapists, occupational therapists, and pharmacy professionals with information about the issue of suicide and prevention strategies to help meet the Washington state requirement on suicide prevention.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide information about the issue of suicide and prevention strategies to help meet the Washington state requirement on suicide prevention. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Conduct a comprehensive and effective suicide assessment.
  • Identify the scope and risks of the suicide problem in the U.S.
  • Identify the process for referrals and resources.
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Domain of OT: Performance Skills
OT Process: Evaluation
OT Process: Intervention

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and pharmacists.
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This training program, TRNG.TG.60756163-SUIC, has been approved for 3.0 hours by the Washington State Department of Health from July 6, 2017 to July 6, 2019.
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy and Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 4/19/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/2/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/2/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Katherine N - Chapel Hill, NC  ·  Jan 02, 2020
The course presented a comprehensive overview of suicide prevention and made it applicable for my practice setting.
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Mary Ann G - Spokane, WA  ·  Nov 30, 2019
Very good information and resource links.
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Brean B - Euless, TX  ·  Nov 27, 2019
Thorough content with good recommendation on initial tools to use for population
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Brett S - Edmonton, AB  ·  Oct 10, 2019
Great refresher on suicide prevention with additional resources included
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CAROL S - Milan, IN  ·  Oct 02, 2019
Interesting and sad information
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Price: $42.00
CE-PRO Price: $21.00