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Suicide Prevention Month 2018

Preventing veteran suicides is not so different from any other caring intervention, yet, being with a veteran does offer some unique challenges for social workers. more

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Autistic people are at a high risk of suicidal ideation and/or dying by suicide. Research has found a 66% lifetime experience of suicidal ideation and a 35% lifetime experience of planned or attempted suicide. What steps can we take to help? more

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How do clinicians contribute to the low rate of mental health treatment engagement in suicidal individuals? What can social workers do differently to increase the rate of treatment engagement? more

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As a social worker, what can you do to prevent youth suicide? The good news is that there are several psychotherapies that have been shown to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors in youth. Expert Jonathan Singer provides 5 tips for social workers. more

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Essential suicide prevention resources for social workers include trainings, certifications, telephone and text hotlines, a resource center, podcasts, Twitter chats, a data collection initiative, and more. Part 2 of a series on suicide prevention. more

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American Association of Suicidology president Julie Cerel, Ph.D., dispels myths about suicide and who is affected by suicide exposure. more

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Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. The New Social Worker and the American Association of Suicidology collaborate to present a series of articles on suicide prevention and treatment during National Suicide Prevention Month. more

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