Suicide Awareness
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SKU: OL8412

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2022

Ce Online Courses
Basic Member Price
Non-Member Price: $34.95

Product Overview



Stephen Nawotniak, OTR/L, NYCPS

Occupational therapist

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.


Learning Objectives:


Following this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify three risk factors for suicide
  2. Identify three facts about suicide that have been learned through research
  3. Identify three warning signs for suicide attempts

Learning Level:  Introductory

Audience:  All OT practitioners