Suicide Clusters in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

$4.50 | CE Hours:1.50 | Intermediate


CE Course Description

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adolescents and young adults have alarmingly high suicide rates and are at greater risk for suicide contagion and cluster formation than other age demographics.  This CE course provides research on suicide clusters and contagion in general and within AI/AN communities, and includes discussions with several subject matter experts and interviews with representatives from the CDC and the Indian Health Service.

Article Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Richard McKeon, PhD
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Discuss how the AI/AN communities face a perfect storm that contribute to the formation and spread of suicide clusters among youth.

2.  Explain under what conditions a response plan should be implemented.

3.  Elucidate the recommendations for how parents and communities should talk about suicide.

4.  Identify the individuals at the greatest risk of contagion.

5.  Describe the advantage of tribal surveillance systems.

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