Suicide Prevention Among Youth

Adolescent suicide has increased over the last decade and according to data from the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people. During 2019, 19% of adolescent students reported seriously considered attempting suicide, 16% made a suicide plan, and 9% made a suicide attempt. We will learn to do better with our adolescent clients by attending this course. The goal for this course is for you to gain a better understanding of youth who are suicidal as well as to discuss best practices and responses to suicidal youth.

Educational Objectives

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand and describe why youth are at risk for suicide and better identify those who may be at the highest risk.
  • Identify 2 ways to more effectively implement current suicide prevention program (i.e., prevention, intervention, post intervention) based on national standards and best practices.
  • Understand the use of a suicide screening and assessment, why both are important, and essential.

3.5 CE’s for:

  • CHES (Certified Heath Education Specialist)
  • CPH-Certified Public Health
  • DMH- Addiction Therapist
  • DMH – Licensed Administrator
  • DMH-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist
  • DMH-Mental Health Therapist
  • MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
  • NBCC-National Board for Certified Counselors
  • SW-Social Work
  • Educator CE’s applied for

Presenter

Brenda Frelix, Ed.S, LPC-S, NCC

Location

Virtual

Date

Jun. 14, 2021

Time

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Presenter

Brenda Frelix, Ed.S, LPC-S, NCC

Location

Virtual