Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

This supplemental training by Alexander E. Crosby, MD, MPH, provides information relative to the fundamental definition of suicide and its notable impact on public health. As well, participants will observe a comprehensive discussion on the misuse of alcohol and how it's an association with suicide has varied implications relative to both ethnicity and race. Participants will learn how to use the National Violent Reporting System as an informative resource for suicide data. This would be appropriate for CMHP.

  • Duration: 1.0 hour
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0) MCBAP-S (0.0) Mi-CEC (0.0) Nursing (0.0)
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Topics Covered

Suicide as a Systemic Problem Across Communities

This course presents information regarding the prevalence of suicide across communities, ethnic groups and cohorts like veterans. This course has been designed to provide direct care workers with information regarding suicide rates and best practices for working with clients that show warning signs of this behavior. 

Substance Use and Suicide

Participants of this course will be provided with statistics and evidence-based research regarding the prevalence of suicide as it results in substance use and abuse. This topic has developed using alcohol as the main substance and provides information regarding how alcohol impacts the suicide rate across multiple ethnic groups. 

The National Violent Death Reporting System

The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) is a tool and resources provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to provide data on violent deaths to assist in the changing of this behavior. This course provides information regarding navigating the resource and characterizing behavior and deaths to better support positive community change and suicide prevention. 

What People Are Saying

It was easy to use. I liked the fact that I could listen to the narrator instead of reading all the information myself.

- Mike S.