Jennifer Stuber, PhD
CE Credits: 3
Suicide is among the most pressing public health issues of our time. Scientific American recently called the U.S. suicide rate “nothing short of an epidemic,” with one life lost every 11.7 minutes. Washington’s suicide rate is 11 percent higher than the national average, with almost 1,300 suicide deaths in 2017, nearly twice the number of lives lost to opioid overdose and more than we lose to traffic crashes. Dental professionals are at higher risk for suicide than other professions and often see patients who may be at risk. This three-hour training has been prepared with the dental professional in mind to help increase awareness of and confidence to help prevent suicide.
This lecture has been approved by the Washington State Department of Health and meets the state’s requirement for all health care professionals, including dentists and hygienists, to take a three-hour suicide awareness course.
- Understand suicide’s impact in the dental profession and community.
- Explore the suicidal mindset and the role of dental professional teams in preventing suicide.
- Learn suicide prevention skills for use in your professional and personal life.
- Integrate prevention approaches into staff and patient care.
Subject: Suicide Awareness
Primary Audience(s): Dentist, Hygienist
Additional Audience(s): EFDA/Dental Assistant, Front Office