Introduction for 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action

A Report of the U.S. Surgeon General and of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

About the Course:

Introduction for 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action: A Report of the Surgeon General explains how suicide is a serious public health problem that causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, communities nationwide. Many people may be surprised to learn that suicide was one of the top 10 causes of death. A comprehensive approach to suicide prevention, understanding suicide, risk and protective factors, the prevalence of suicidal behaviors will all be addressed in this course.

Course materials are from the Introduction. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/National-Strategy-for-Suicide-Prevention-2012-Goals-and-Objectives-for-Action/PEP12-NSSPGOALS

Course materials are from the Introduction found on pages 10 to 28.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2012

Authors

U.S. Surgeon General; National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about strategies for suicide prevention. It is appropriate for all levels of participates’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the strategy for suicide prevention and its goals and objectives.

  2. Identify a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and the risk and protective factors that are involved in understanding suicide.

  3. Acknowledge the prevalence of suicidal behaviors and the evidence-based and promising practices that are available.

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