Stephen Nawotniak, OTR/L, NYCPS
Director of Peer Services, Buffalo, New York.
Credit: .1 CEU (1 contact hour/1.25 NBCOT PDUs)
As a community and healthcare professional, you want to support your clients within all facets of their lives. Suicide remains a taboo topic within society where risks and signs can go unnoticed or not confronted--even by healthcare professionals. Many fear making matters worse or have a lack of training in how to respond.
This basic course has been designed to assist occupational therapy practitioners in understanding more about the risks, and warning signs of suicide and how to respond and take action in an approproate manner. Suicide is not an identity, it is something that can occur within a moment of time with little planning. Understanding what to do if you notice a sign that someone is moving toward suicide, may save a life.
Following this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify three risk factors for suicide
- Identify three facts about suicide that have been learned through research
- Identify three warning signs for suicide attempts
Learning Level: Introductory
Audience: All OT practitioners