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Strategies to Help Prevent Suicide

Date & Time of Recording:
February 12, 2024 | Self-paced
  • On-demand video
Registration Fee:
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Additional Details
Instructional Hours:
Didactic Hours (AHEC Scholars):
Experiential Hours (AHEC Scholars):
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Suicide is a growing public health crisis, and medical students and other clinicians in training who will be entering the primary care space are likely to encounter patients at risk for suicide. Nearly half of individuals who end their lives by suicide visit a primary care provider in the month before their passing, making primary care visits crucial opportunities to intervene. However, all too many clinicians receive no training in suicide prevention during their education. The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved has developed a new “Quick Tips” guide to help prepare clinicians in training with simple, practical strategies and micro-interventions that can be seamlessly incorporated into any primary care visit. Join nationally known suicide prevention expert Dr. Virna Little in exploring these quick, evidence-based strategies to help prepare students—or refresh practicing clinicians—in identifying, assessing, and intervening with patients at risk for suicide.

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Provide an introduction to the scope of suicide in the U.S. and why primary care providers and healthcare team members can play an important role in prevention.
  • Discuss common risk factors, warning signs, and screening tools for suicide.
  • Introduce practical strategies to assess patients’ risk for suicide and stage evidence-based micro-interventions in primary care.
SC AHEC has received federal funds from HRSA (Grant #U77HP03019) to assist in the development and implementation of the AHEC Scholars program. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit This program is supported by funding from the Health Equity Initiative, in partnership with the SC Office of Rural Health (SCORH) and SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC). The Health Equity Initiative is part of a national project by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), supported by funding through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act
Credits Available
  • Health Professions Student
    Area Health Education Consortium Student
    Credit Statement
    Participation recognition only: This 1 hour(s) program is presented by SC AHEC.
  • All Other Participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    Participation recognition only. This 1 hour(s) program is presented by SC AHEC. 
  • AHEC Scholars
    Area Health Education Consortium Student
    Credit Statement
    Participation recognition only: This 1 hour(s) program is presented by SC AHEC.
Locations/Participation Options

If you have questions about the credits, location/video conference information, or any other details specific to this particular program, please reach out to the contact(s) below:

  • Name:
    Shaquana Randall
  • Name:
    Marti Sturdevant
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