PTSD and Suicide

$5.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate

***This course will be expiring on 12/29/2022. After this date, you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

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CE Course Description

In recent years, the increasing suicide rates among Veterans and active duty military members has brought predictors of suicide with specific relevance to these populations to the forefront of the research in this area.  This CE course summarizes the state of the literature on the association between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and death from suicide across civilian, active duty, and Veteran populations.

Author:  PTSD and Death from Suicide.  (2017).  Gradus, Jaimie.  National Center for PTSD.  Volume 28, No. 4.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Name three factors that are associated with suicides among active duty members of the US military.

2.  Conclude the disorder that puts women at a particularly elevated risk for suicide.

3.  Identify what has the largest influence on the association between PTSD and suicide.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Point: PTSD increases risk for death from suicide

2.  Counterpoint: PTSD is protective against death from suicide

3.  Understanding disparate findings

4.  Featured articles



ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2018-11-19

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