Preventing Suicide Among Veterans

Preventing Suicide Among Veterans 

Veterans who are transitioning back to civilian life face a number of stressors and challenges. Suicide rates among U.S. veterans are 1.5 times higher than the rates of suicide among civilian adults in the U.S. (Department of Veterans Affairs [VA], 2019c). Unfortunately, numerous barriers, including stigma toward mental illness and equating help-seeking with “weakness,” prevent veterans from accessing needed treatment. More than 60% of U.S. veterans currently experiencing suicidal ideation are not engaged in mental health treatment (Nichter et al., 2020). As a behavioral health professional who supports veterans in their readjustment to civilian life, it is critical that you understand the unique challenges and needs of this population. The goal of this course is to provide alcohol and drug counselors, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and physicians in health and human services settings with skills for preventing suicide among veterans.

$20.00

Hours: 1.50
REL-BHC-0-PSAV

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Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


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Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.5 HOURS


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National Board for Certified Counselors

1.5 HOURS







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Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.5 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
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CEBroker Provider 50-290
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Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.5 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
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CEBroker Provider: 50-290
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Ohio Social Worker Board

1.5 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
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Oklahoma Licensed Professional Counselors

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Oklahoma Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


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Association of Social Work Boards

1.5 HOURS




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Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based Online.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

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Social workers will receive 1.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.5 HOURS


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New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

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As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

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South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

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South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

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California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
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American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 HOURS


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Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.5 HOURS


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.




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South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Medicine

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

Florida Physician Assistants

1.5 HOURS


Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Ohio State Medical Board

1.5 HOURS


State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

1.5 HOURS


Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

1.5 HOURS


Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.5 HOURS


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Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

1.5 HOURS


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North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing Board

1.5 HOURS


This course has been approved by the North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board for 1.50 hours of CEU credit.

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

1.5 HOURS


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Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

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Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.5 HOURS


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NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

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Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.50 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

1.5 HOURS


Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

1.5 HOURS


Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

1.5 HOURS


Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Clinical supervision courses may only be used to satisfy CE requirements for individuals who are already Board-Approved Supervisors. They may not be used to meet the 30 hour requirement found in minn. Rule 5300.0160.

Commission for Case Manager Certification

1.5 HOURS


This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 1.50 hours of continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-PSAV
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Identify the risk factors that relate to suicide among veterans.
Explain how military culture relates to suicide risk among veterans.
Explain how to screen and assess individuals to identify veterans at increased risk of suicide.
Describe effective ways to intervene to reduce suicide risk among veterans.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Risk Factors Associated With Veteran Suicide

Meet Sophie

The Veteran Population

Rates of Suicide Among Veterans

Risk Factors Among Sub-Populations of Veterans

Shared Risk Factors

Behavioral Health Conditions and Suicide Risk

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Suicide

Chronic Pain and Suicide

Polytrauma Clinical Triad

Military Sexual Trauma and Suicide Risk

Review

Summary

Section 3: The Impact of Military Culture and Life

Risk Factors Associated with Military Culture

Mental Toughness

Collectivism

Self-Reliance

Self-Sacrifice

Fearlessness Toward Death

Individual Variations and Military Culture

Moral Injury

The Challenges of Deployment

Transition to Civilian Life and Suicide Risk

Review

Summary

Section 4: Assessment and Intervention With At-Risk Veterans

Underserved and At Risk

Asking the Right Questions in the Right Way

Using Standardized Screening Tools

Comprehensive Assessment

Risk Stratification

Veteran-Specific Initiatives

Safety Planning

Lethal Means Counseling

Firearm Deaths

Reducing Access to Firearms

Other Lethal Means

Effective Communication

Meet Brian

Evidence-Based Treatments

Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

Medication Management and Suicide

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Expert Reviewer: Bridgett Ross, PsyD
Dr. Ross received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University at the San Diego campus. She completed pre-doctoral internships at Children's Hospital Chadwick Center for Children and Families where she provided psychotherapy to children who had experienced trauma. She also completed a pre-doctoral internship at Kaiser Permanente, which included diverse training in working with adults and children using evidence-based practices. Upon graduation, Dr. Ross worked for 4 years at the Department of Veterans Affairs conducting PTSD assessments and psychotherapy with military veterans and active duty service members. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Alvarado Parkway Institute providing inpatient and intensive outpatient interventions. For the last decade, she has worked in private practice treating various issues, with a focus on anxiety and mood disorders. She has worked as a subject matter expert with Relias since 2013. Disclosure: Bridgett Ross, PsyD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Social Workers; Introductory level Psychologists; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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