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Identifying and Responding to Suicide Risk

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this activity, you will be able to:
1. Recognize the prevalence and impact of suicide in the United States;
2. Identify characteristics to look for in patients who may be at risk for suicide;
3. Recognize the warning signs of potential suicide risk in colleagues;
4. Locate tools and resources to better support patients and colleagues at risk for suicide;
5. Practice techniques you can use to communicate with patients and colleagues about suicide prevention and the importance of seeking care.
1 Credit CME

This online module will help physicians recognize warning signs and know the right steps to help prevent suicide in their physician colleagues, patients, and other members of the care team.

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Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Subject Matter Expert(s):

Elizabeth Brooks, PhD; Brian Ahmedani, PhD

Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

Credit Renewal Date: June 5, 2022

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

1 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

1 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

1 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

1 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program; and

1 CME points in the American Board of Surgery’s (ABS) Continuing Certification program.

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.


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