PTSD and Suicide

$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate


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



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

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Added On: 2018-11-19

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