Method Restriction: Primary Care and Public Health Approaches

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In this course, Dr. Brent addresses the relationship between method availability and suicide risk. A particular focus is on the impact of the change in the availability of methods on suicide rates at the population level. Additionally, effects of counseling and patient education on reducing access to lethal means in a clinical setting are discussed.

Presenter: David Brent, MD, Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies, Academic Chief in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Director, Services for Teens at Risk Center

Course Length: 45 minutes credit

Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will review the relationship between method availability and suicide risk.
  2. Participants will evaluate the impact of changes in availability on method use and suicide rate (population-based).
  3. Participants will review the impact of counseling and information (patient/individual based).
  4. Participants will be able to describe the implications for clinical care.

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 that have been completed on the site.

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