EndingSuicide.com

Date: 2009
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Program/Practice, Education/Training Program
Organization:  Med Student Learning
Costs: 

EndingSuicide.com is available for free at www.EndingSuicide.com. There is a small fee if continuing medical education (CME) credit is desired.

Contact

Mary P. Metcalf
Director of Education
1506 E. Franklin Street, #200
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Voice: 919-967-3023
Fax: 866-359-1271
Email: Metcalf@clinicaltools.com
Website: www.EndingSuicide.com

Developed by mental health professionals and educators with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, EndingSuicide.com is a group of online continuing education modules on suicide prevention for health professionals and school professionals. EndingSuicide.com has been shown to improve knowledge and attitudes toward suicide prevention in a wide range of professionals. Each of the 19 modules can stand alone, or be used with one or more of the others to create a custom continuing education curriculum. Continuing professional education credit is available for physicians, social workers, and certified counselors. Modules are also being taken for professional development by NJ teachers/educators as part of their mandated suicide prevention training.

Modules range from the introductory-level materials for those without health training to more complex modules for practicing health professionals. All content has been peer reviewed, is free of commercial bias or support, has extensive references and resource sections, and advocates evidence-based practices.

EndingSuicide.com was developed using the Clinical Tools, Inc. Development Process, with Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) funding from NIH/NIMH. Each module is based on a needs analysis, and includes educational objectives, need, goal, author bios, and disclosure information. Further, each module was peer reviewed by a content expert and a direct care provider. Each module includes built-in knowledge, attitude, and
self-efficacy assessments.

Program Objectives

After training, participants will have:

  1. Increased knowledge of suicide prevention;
  2. Increased feelings of self-efficacy to deal with those who may be suicidal;
  3. Increased positive attitudes towards intervention with those who may be suicidal;
  4. Increased intention to intervene appropriately with those who may suicidal.

Implementation Essentials

EndingSuicide.com offers levels of training for a variety of professionals. Participants should access levels of training that correspond best with their level of experience and training needs.

2012 NSSP Objectives Addressed: 

Objective 7.1: Provide training on suicide prevention to community groups that have a role in the prevention of suicide and related behaviors.
Objective 7.2: Provide training to mental health and substance abuse providers on the recognition, assessment, and management of at-risk behavior, and the delivery of effective clinical care for people with suicide risk.