MGMC Prevention, Assessment & Management of Suicide in a Healthcare Setting (Clinical Staff)
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This is a 4-hour workshop that builds knowledge about suicide prevention, recognition of people at risk, and how to respond and connect them to professional help. The focus is on skills for across the lifespan, for those working with youth or adults in a hospital setting. SCROLL DOWN for fuller description.

When: Friday, 9/22/17
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Alfond Center for Health, 2nd Floor, Classroom 1
35 Medical Center Parkway
Augusta, Maine  04330
United States
Contact: Greg Marley
1-800-464-5767 ext. 2302

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Suicide is an often-preventable tragedy, and prevention relies on trained and prepared healthcare staff who see suicide prevention as part of their role. MGMC is committed to implementing training and clinical processes to address the prevention of suicide across its programs.

This session for clinicians, providers, and nursing staff addresses recognition of the stigma surrounding suicide and increases skills and comfort in asking about suicide risk. The common risk factors seen in clinical settings and potentially high risk populations will be addressed. The format will follow national best-practice efforts in the implementation of a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention in healthcare through addressing screening for and assessment of suicide risk, the use of safety planning, and assured follow-up contact as tools to ensure management of suicide risk. Participants will learn to use a standardized suicide assessment tool and become familiar with use of the Safety Plan form used by MGMC.