Adolescents and Young Adults and Suicidal Behavior: Effective Interventions to Prevent Suicidal Behavior

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In this course, Dr. David Brent describes a number of school-based, family-based, and clinical focused interventions for preventing suicidal behavior in adolescents. He reviews the elements of successful interventions, as well as the steps for developing safety and treatment plans once suicidal risk is identified.

Presenter: David Brent, MD Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

Course Length: 1 hour

Course Learning Objectives:

After this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify treatments that are effective in reducing suicidal ideation and behavior.

  2. Describe the working principles of these treatments and their mechanisms of action.

  3. Understand the elements of effective interventions for reducing suicidal risk

  4. Apply recommendations for clinical work.

Course Online Evaluation: You will be prompted with a link to an online survey at the end of the course.

Course Achievement: No certificate will be available for this course. Completion for this course will, however, show up on the user’s transcript with any other courses they completed on the website.

Course Supplemental Material:

Services for Teens at Risk (STAR) Center –

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