Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Understanding Adolescent Suicide A. Yvette’s Plan B. Introduction to Adolescent Suicide C. Suicide Behaviors D. Alarming Statistics E. Risk Factors for Adolescent Suicide F. Recognizing Risk Factors for Adolescent Suicide G. Additional Risk Factors H. Who Is at Risk? I. Protective Factors J. Revisiting Yvette K. Summary Section 3: Warning Signs A. Recognizing Warning Signs B. Family Traits C. Symptoms D. Characteristics E. Meet Sarah F. Summary Section 4: Helping Clients and Resources A. Prevention Strategies B. Using the Term “Suicide” C. Suicide Assessment D. “IS PATH WARM?” E. Safety Planning F. Let’s Review! G. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Resources
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Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.
In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Gillian Murphy, Ph.D., is the Director of Standards, Training, and Practices for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In this role, Gillian oversees all aspects of standards and training development for the network with a particular focus on the areas of suicide risk assessment, active intervention, follow-up with at-risk callers, and the use of new media in suicide prevention. Prior to joining the Lifeline, Gillian was the Director of LifeNet, New York City’s primary crisis hotline for mental health and substance abuse services. She also has over ten years’ experience in the provision of community based crisis intervention services having led a Manhattan based psychiatric crisis team for many years. Gillian received her BA in Psychology from University College Dublin and both her Masters in Social Work and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Disclosure: Gillian Murphy, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.