The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), mdBriefCase, and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP), developed an online, accredited suicide prevention module for family physicians and nurses.
Healthcare providers play a pivotal role in preventing suicides in Canada. They are often best positioned to identify those who may be at risk for suicide and able to provide or link those at risk with the care they so desperately need.
These modules will help the healthcare professionals to:
- Evaluate the level of risk for suicide and determine how best to intervene.
- Understand the prevalence of, and which groups are at high-risk for suicide in Canada.
- Build trust with your patient and gain the confidence needed to have a conversation with a patient about suicide.
- Understand some of the tools and resources available to support the identification of the risk of suicide among your patients, and how to better offer that follow-up support.