Suicide in Adolescents and Transition Age Youth

 

In 2017, suicide was the second leading cause of death for young people ages 15-24. Rates of suicide among youth continue to increase, making it essential for mental health clinicians and other professionals working with adolescents to understand the dynamics of suicide among young people. After providing a foundation on how widespread the problem is and the prevailing theories about the drivers of suicidal behaviors, this course will teach you about how to effectively screen potentially suicidal youth and ways you can intervene to lower their risk. Working with suicidal youth can be anxiety-provoking even for experienced clinicians. However, it is important to bear in mind that suicide is preventable. With knowledge of risk factors and warning signs, along with tools you can use to effectively mitigate risk, you may be the critical factor standing between life and death for a vulnerable, at risk teen. DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

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Hours: 2.00 - 2.25
REL-HHS-0-AS-V3

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-AS-V3
Hours: 2.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Summarize factors that increase risk and drive suicidal behavior in adolescents and transition age youth.
Explain 3 primary assessment strategies you can use to identify youth who are at risk for suicide.
Describe interventions that can effectively reduce the risk of suicide in adolescents and transition age youth.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Overview of Adolescent Suicide

Who Is at Risk?

Youth Suicide: Just How Big Is the Problem?

Additional Facts About Suicide

Gender and Suicide

Racial and Cultural Disparities

Suicide and Sexual Minority Youth

The Bigger Picture

Review

Summary

Section 3: Suicide Definitions and Theories

Defining Suicide

Terms to Avoid

An Attempt is Not a “Gesture”

Why Do People Die by Suicide?

Factor 1: Perceived Burdensomeness

Factor 2: A Thwarted Sense of Belonging

Factor 3: Acquired Capability for Suicide

Genetic Factors and Suicide

Review

Summary

Section 4: Recognizing Warning Signs and Risk Factors

Who Is at Risk?

Social and Environmental Risk Factors

Bullying and Suicide Risk

Access to Lethal Means

Substance Use and Suicide Risk

Mental Health Conditions and Suicide

Antidepressants, Adolescents, and Suicide

Suicide and Violence Toward Others

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

Buffers Against Suicidality: Protective Factors

Remember Kaya?

Summary

Section 5: Assessing Suicide Risk

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

Screening and Risk Assessment

Joiner’s Theory and Intensity of Suicidality

How Do I Assess Ideation and Risk?

Key Questions in Risk Assessment

Other Key Questions in Risk Assessment

Using Screening Tools

Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage

Determining Risk Level

When Inpatient Treatment May Be Warranted

Review

Summary

Section 6: Working With Teens Who Are Suicidal

Effective Ways to Help Adolescents Who are Suicidal

Creating a Prevention Plan

The Safety Plan

Caution about Safety Contracts

Reducing Access to Means

Suicide-Specific Interventions

A Note on Suicide Contagion in Teens

Remember Joshua?

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Exam and BrainSparks

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.
Expert Reviewer: Kimberly Roaten, Ph.D., CRC
Kimberly Roaten, Ph.D., CRC is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and has been an attending psychologist on the Consultation Liaison Psychiatry/Psychology service for the past eight years. Dr. Roaten provides evaluation and psychotherapy services for patients admitted to the hospital with co-morbid psychiatric conditions. She also teaches graduate students, medical students, and residents. Her primary research interests are the identification, evaluation, and treatment of individuals at risk for suicide, particularly in medical settings. Dr. Roaten leads the universal suicide screening program at Parkland Health and Hospital System in which approximately 50,000 patients per month are screened for suicide risk. Disclosure: Kimberly Roaten, Ph.D., CRC 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: entry level Psychologists; intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; intermediate level Professional Counselors; intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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