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|Suicide Screening and Prevention|
Credits: 1.25 Post-Assessment Questions: 7
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 27 Apr 2021
Last Reviewed: 27 Apr 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 75 Minutes
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Suicide is a major public health problem not only in the United States but in many western nations as well. In the United States, it is the 10th leading cause of death, accounting for nearly 44,000 deaths each year. Suicide is also the seventh leading cause of years of potential loss of life, surpassing liver disease, diabetes, and HIV. Each year, nearly half a million individuals present to the emergency rooms in the United States following an attempted suicide. Data indicate that nearly 1 out of every 7 young adults describe as having some type of suicidal ideation at some point in their lives and at least 5% have made a suicidal attempt. Suicide has repercussions way beyond the affected individual. It costs the US healthcare system over $70 billion, and untold billions of dollars are lost by the families who are affected, in terms of loss of earning. Suicides are at an all-time high and affect both genders. Men are nearly 3.5 times more likely than women to commit suicide, and on average 123 people kill themselves every day. This activity presents the causes of suicide, the risk factors, the role of medications and trigger factors, and how the medical community can counter the problem.
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Authors: Conflict of Interest DisclosureMaria O'Rourke has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report'>Maria O'Rourke , Radia Jamil
Editors: Waquar Siddiqui
Editors-In-Chief: Mary Fitz-GeraldAdrian PredaKamalika Roy
Chief Medical Reviewer: Saad Nazir
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn
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