Workplace Suicidal Behavior Competency
Introductory | Mental Health Literacy | 1 Hour
About the Course
The Workplace Suicidal Behavior Competency course is in the Workplace Mental Health Ally Series. The main topics covered in this course include a discussion on the nature of suicide and its prevalence rates as well as an overview of the risks and protective factors associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Completing Workplace Suicidal Behavior Competency will take approximately 60-80 minutes of continuous learning time.
The course was created using up-to-date statistics from governing bodies and relevant scholarly articles on the topic of suicide. The instructional design is learner-focused and approachable, including reflection activities, live-filmed videos of lived experiences, and engaging animations. Learners will discover the warning signs of those in the workplace who may be at risk for suicide, as well as ways to connect them to services that can help.
NOTE: We recommend completing Workplace Mental Health Competency 1 before taking any other Workplace Mental Health Ally Series courses.
Estimated Course Length: 1 Hour
Course Includes: 13 sections with components in each section (components consist of a mixed media approach with lived experience testimonials, animation explainer videos, and a knowledge game)
Companion Videos: 8 companion videos created for enhanced learning on key course topics in Suicidal Behavior Competency; over 120 mental health literacy videos on a host of mental health topics
Downloadable PDFs: 6 downloadable PDFs expanding on relevant course topics
Target Audience: Human resources professionals and people managers
Level of Instruction: Introductory
Instructional Method: Self-paced, interactive, hybrid of audio, text, video, and learning checks
Accessibility Accommodations: Color contrast; transcripts of video components; closed captioning of audio and video components.
After completing this course, you will be able to describe and employ the following:
Summarize the nature of suicide, prevalence rates, and the risk and protective factors associated with suicidal ideation and behaviors.
Relate the warning signs of those who may be at risk for suicide and ways to connect these individuals to national and community services.