Comprehensive Suicide Prevention and Risk Assessment (WS023)

Friday, February 18, 2022
8:30 AM–11:45 AM

  • CPD: 3
  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the elements of comprehensive suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention in schools;
  2. learn of risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors related to suicidal behaviors of all students; and
  3. identify the components and best practices of a suicide risk assessment.


Students experience a myriad of emotions as they progress through school. While most cope successfully with these feelings, many will harbor emotional pain so great that they have thoughts of suicide. Approximately 50% of lifetime mental health conditions emerge by age 14, and 90% of deaths by suicide had an underlying mental illness. As mental health concerns increase, schools must be ready to address suicide prevention and intervention needs for all students.



Benjamin S. Fernandez

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