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Suicide Prevention - PT60242

Suicide Prevention

by Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNE
(4.5 / 363 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (3.00 Hour(s))

Price: $42.00
CE-PRO Price: $21.00


Worldwide, suicide is the 13th-leading cause of death, with the highest rates found in countries with advanced healthcare. Washington state ranks 22nd among states, with a suicide rate of 15.8 people per 100,000 population. CDC statistics indicate that all age groups are affected. There has been a startling rise in suicide among middle-age Americans. Suicide rates for middle-age women have increased 63% since 1999; for men, the increase is 43% in the same time frame. The percentage increase is the highest for any age group, and the CDC has identified the suicide rate among middle-age Americans as a public health concern. Also of great concern is the suicide rate among U.S. military veterans. This course provides PTs, OTs, and pharmacists with information about the issue of suicide and its prevention strategies, and it will help them meet the Washington state requirement on suicide prevention.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide information about the issue of suicide and prevention strategies to help meet the Washington state requirement on suicide prevention. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Conduct a comprehensive and effective suicide assessment.
  • Identify the scope and risks of the suicide problem in the U.S.
  • Identify the process for referrals and resources.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and pharmacists.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This training program, TRNG.TG.60756163-SUIC, has been approved for 3.0 hours by the Washington State Department of Health from July 6, 2017 to July 6, 2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 4/19/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/2/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/2/2022


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Maria Irene R - Los Angeles, CA  ·  Nov 21, 2019
Informative and educational
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Nicholas S - Tabor, IA  ·  Nov 16, 2019
Very good information on suicide prevention
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Danielle A - Beaverton, OR  ·  Nov 02, 2019
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Drew L - Michigan City, IN  ·  Oct 29, 2019
clear and concise material
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Ngozi K - owings mills, MD  ·  Sep 25, 2019
none at this current time of this class
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Price: $42.00
CE-PRO Price: $21.00