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Suicide Prevention and Management in Home Healthcare and Hospice Settings

June 28, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

NAMI Maine - Family Respite

This presentation will be held on Wednesday, June 28th, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM in Room B1102 at the Alfond Center for Health, 35 Medical Center Parkway, Augusta ME 04330.

The presentation will provide updated information on trends in suicidal behavior across the lifespan and an overview of the best practice approaches to suicide identification, assessment, and management within the home healthcare and Hospice setting. Tools for practice will be offered to address assessment, collaborative safety planning, and coordinated follow-up.

Overview of Contents:

  • Beliefs about suicide and appropriate language

  • Statistics on suicide trends in Maine and the US

  • Suicide attempts

  • Warning, Signs, Risks, and Protective Factors

  • Introduction to tools for:

    • Suicide screening using the C-SSRS tool

    • The use of Collaborative Safety Planning

    • Structuring proactive follow-up for a patient at risk

  • Engaging resources for intervention

  • Opportunities for additional training

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate the rationale for a structured approach to suicide assessment and management in the home healthcare setting

  • Describe risk factors, warning signs, and tools for suicide assessment and response

  • Identify techniques, strategies, and language for approaching suicide assessment conversations

  • Understand use of Collaborative Safety Planning and resources

  • Appreciate the recent trends in suicide across the lifespan in Maine

Presenter: Greg Marley, LCSW, Clinical Director of Suicide Prevention

For Questions: Contact Julianne McLaughlin, Coordinator of Suicide Prevention, at mspp@namimaine.org or 800-464-5767 ext. 2318

Event Attendance: Private Registration


June 28, 2023
8:30 am - 10:30 am
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NAMI Maine


Alfond Center for Health
35 Medical Center Parkway
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
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