Suicidal Behavior Competency

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Suicidal Behavior Competency

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  • Introductory

  • Mental Health Literacy

  • 1hr

  • $15

The Suicidal Behavior Competency course is in the 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. 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 who may be at risk for suicide, as well as ways to connect those at risk to services that can help.

NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 before beginning this course and any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.


Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the nature of suicide, prevalence rates and the risks and protective factors associated with suicidal ideation and behaviors.
  • Relate the warning signs of those who may be at risk for suicide to ways to connect these persons to national and community services.

Course Overview


Mental Health Literacy

1 Hour

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Yes- Module 6 of 8 Modules for the Mental Health Ally Certification

Professionals and Allies

1 Module, 2 Live Intro and Outro videos, Knowledge check, 3 Animated videos

13 Companion videos on key mental health topics, 6 Text resources

3 Guest speaker sessions detailing lived experience testimonials

$15 for individual Module / $99 per year for entire 8 Module series

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