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 Angela Griffin, LMSW will initiate a better understanding of the scope of suicide among our veteran population, as well as the dire importance of recognizing early signs and symptoms in order to prevent suicide by veterans. Also included in this training is Information detailing how to refer a veteran for care at our local Veterans Administration Medical Center Hospital. This would be appropriate for QMHP.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (1.5), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

Prevalence of Suicide in the Veteran Population

This course has been developed to provide behavioral health professionals, that are working with veteran clients, with the evidence-based research and data surrounding the prevalence of veteran suicide. This course will cover the historical data and the most up to date information on why this happens at such a high rate in the United States. 

Warning Signs, Symptoms and Interventions

This course provides practical information for those behavioral health professionals working with this cohort. In this course, the course expert will provide examples of early warning signs, symptoms, and offer potential intervention strategies that the participants may be able to use with their clients. 

Additional Considerations

The phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1.800.273.8255

Course Objectives


What People Are Saying

I was happy with my overall experience with the module. It was user friendly and provided multiple instructions on how to access the next needed section.

- Amber H.