This educations course covers the SAMHSA In Brief: Substance Use and Suicide: A Nexus Requiring a Public Health Approach Suicide. This guide highlights how suicide is a serious and preventable public health problem in the United States and how prevention professionals across behavioral health fields has the potential to reduce suicide rates. Findings from research show that substance use—especially alcohol use—is a significant factor that is linked to a substantial number of suicides and suicide attempts. This education covers Counseling Services skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.
Upon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:
- Demonstrate counseling methods used in suicide prevention;
- Assess the substance use disorder criteria according to the DSM V;
- Identify the referral mechanism for suicide prevention in the community.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Substance Use and Suicide:
A Nexus Requiring a Public Health Approach. In Brief.