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Online modules for healthcare: "Suicide: Facing the Difficult Topic Together"

Online modules for healthcare professionals:  Suicide: Facing the Difficult Topic Together – Empowering Physicians, Instilling Hope in Patients

Healthcare providers play a pivotal role in preventing suicides in Canada. They are often best positioned to identify those who may be at risk for suicide and able to provide or link those at risk with the care they so desperately need.

Given this, it is important healthcare providers understand how to embed suicide prevention into practice. As such, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), mdBriefCase and the Canadian Association for Suicide prevention (CASP) developed an online, accredited suicide prevention module for family physicians.

This module was accredited by the College of Family Physicians Canada and was developed for family physicians to help them:

~Evaluate the level of risk for suicide and determine how best to intervene.
~Understand the prevalence of, and which groups are at high-risk for suicide in Canada.
~Build trust with your patient and gain the confidence needed to have a conversation with a patient about suicide.
~Understand some of the tools and resources available to support the identification of the risk of suicide among your patients, and how to better offer that follow-up support.
~Understand the responsibility of a family physician when addressing the concern of suicide and how to have conversations about suicide with patients.

 

Access the module by clicking this link here:  www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/online-modules-healthcare-professionals