Appendix D: Groups With Increased Suicide Risk

2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action: A U.S. Surgeon General Report

About the Course:

Groups With Increased Suicide Risk (Appendix D): 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action: A U.S. Surgeon General Report addresses the special populations who have an increased risk for suicide such as: Individuals bereaved by suicide; individuals in justice and child welfare settings; individuals who engage in nonsuicidal self-injury; individuals who have attempted suicide; individuals with medical conditions; individuals with mental and/or substance abuse disorders; lesbian,gay, bisexual; and transgender (LGBT) individuals; members of the Armed Forces and veterans; men in midlife; and older adults.

Course materials are from Appendix D. 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 Appendix D, found on pages 101 to 130.

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 which special populations are at an increased risk for suicide. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify groups with increased suicide risk.

  2. Explain the reasons why American Indians/Alaska Natives, individuals bereaved by suicide, those in justice and welfare settings, people who engage in nonsuicidal self-injury, and individuals who have attempted suicide are populations who are at high-risk for suicide.

  3. Describe the proactive factors of suicide for individuals with medical conditions, people with mental health and/or substance use disorders, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered populations, members of the Armed Forces and veterans, men in midlife; and older men.

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