Subject: Suicide Prevention
Primary Audience(s): Dentist, Hygienist
Additional Audience(s): N/A
CE Credits: 1.5
While Suicide Awareness & Referral for Dental Professionals fulfills a requirement by the Washington State Department of Health, presenter Josh Rivedal will present the session through storytelling, light humor, PowerPoint, and group discussion.
Topics covered include:
- What suicide is and what causes suicidal thinking and attempts.
- The signs and symptoms of suicide ideation.
- Risk factors for suicide ideation.
- How to screen and determine risk for patient/client suicide ideation.
- Understand the importance of continuity of care when it comes to patient/client care.
- The ability to identify and select an appropriate referral resource for a patient/client depending on their level of risk for suicide.
- Know of or be able to create a workplace protocol for staff responsibilities when working with a patient/client who is experiencing suicide ideation.
- An awareness of a variety of kinds of lethal means used in suicides.
- The ability to discuss restriction of lethal means with a patient/client.
- Upon completion, participant will be able to screen and determine risk for patient/client suicide ideation.
- Upon completion, participant will be able to identify and select an appropriate referral resource for a patient/client depending on their level of risk for suicide.
- Upon completion, participant will be able to discuss restriction of lethal means with a patient/client.
Joshua Rivedal is the creator and founder of Changing Minds: A Mental Health Based Curriculum and The i’Mpossible Project. He is trained in community counseling from the Southern California Counseling Center; human capital management with an emphasis in coaching from NYU; and is also trained in QPR, ASIST, and the teacher’s edition of emotional intelligence at Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. He has spoken about suicide prevention and mental health across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia. His original coursework on suicide prevention is taught in Washington State to various professions such as dentists, pharmacists, and occupational therapists. He wrote and developed the one-man play, Kicking My Blue Genes in The Butt (KMBB), which has toured extensively throughout the world paired with suicide prevention education. His memoir The Gospel According to Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah, based on KMBB, is on The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s recommended reading list. His second book, The i’Mpossible Project: Volume 1—Reengaging with Life, Creating a New You, debuted #1 in its category on Amazon in January 2016. There are currently five books in the i’Mpossible Project series. He is a co-author of three journal papers, one on the trajectory of the survivor of suicide loss, another on the art of living with chronic illness, the third on surviving trauma. Joshua is also a standup comic and amateur cook, and lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. www.iampossibleproject.com