How the Best
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Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies.
This course is about how to reduce access to the methods people use to kill themselves. It covers who needs lethal means counseling and how to work with people at risk for suicide—and their families—to reduce access.
This course earned two awards in 2019:
After completing this course you will be able to:
While this course is primarily designed for mental health professionals, others who work with people at risk for suicide, such as health care providers and social service professionals, may also benefit.
This course can be completed in approximately two hours. You do not have to complete the course in one session. You can exit the course at any time and return later to the place where you left off.
Certificate of Completion
To receive a certificate of completion, you must do the following online: complete each lesson, pass the posttest (passing score is 80% or higher), and answer the feedback survey questions.
You can earn a certificate of completion once per year for each course. We do not offer continuing education credits for any of our courses.