Online Suicide Prevention Modules for Healthcare Professionals

Studies indicate that more than half of those who die by suicide in Canada, had been in contact with a primary health care provider in the months prior to their death. Primary health care providers, doctors and nurses play a key role in both recognizing thoughts of suicide among their patients and mitigating the risks associated with suicidality.

The Mental Health Commission of CanadaCHA Learning (the professional development division of HealthCareCAN) and CASP, developed a free online, accredited suicide prevention module for family physicians and nurses.