Counseling on Access to Lethal Means

Counseling on Access to Lethal Means

Mental Health Providers and Professionals

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  • Intervention
  • 2hrs 27m
  • $75/year courses w/ Companion Videos

Thoughts of suicide and the impulse to die can escalate quickly, but they often fade and may never arise again. This course teaches mental health professionals and healthcare providers about lethal means counseling, which helps ensure that clients can make it through suicidal crises alive and access the support they need. Counseling on Access to Lethal Means starts by discussing statistical trends in suicide rates in the United States, why it makes a difference to reduce access to lethal means, and the lethality of various methods of suicide. Then, the course covers the basics of lethal means counseling, how to discuss safe storage of firearms and medications with clients, and other tips for staying safe during a suicidal crisis. The course finishes with a series of case studies demonstrating counseling on access to lethal means in action. Throughout its three modules, Counseling on Access to Lethal Means uses a selection of learning tools such as live filmed role plays, instructive animations, and interactive assessments. With the support of subject matter experts, printable resources, and supplemental videos, Counseling on Access to Lethal Means will prove an invaluable asset to your practice.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify suicidal behaviors.
  • Identify how to assess for and communicate about access to lethal means.
  • Identify how to involve family members in a care plan involving lethal means.
  • Identify how to develop safety planning as it applies to lethal means.

Learning Hub Overview



2 Hours 27 Min

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Psych Hub Certification and Continuing Education Available

Providers and Professionals

3 Modules, 2 Live role-play sessions, 3 Knowledge checks, 4 Animations

1 Overview videos, 3 Client videos, 3 Provider videos, 13 Text resources

1 Fireside chat, 4 Subject matter experts, 2 Guest speaker sessions

CBT Series with Companion Videos - $75/year for courses & companion videos



with companion videos

$75 Per Course

Per Year


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$360 Per Year


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