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Suicide prevention + intervention: Explore our courses

In an effort to share mental health resources, the Continued editors have compiled their top course picks focused on providing resources for suicide awareness and intervention and for mental health.

Their selections include evidence-based courses from leading experts in the fields of audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, and speech-language pathology. 


♦ How to Hear What Your Patients Aren't Saying: Recognizing the Risk Signs for Suicide or Self-Harm with Lori Zitelli, AuD — available on AudiologyOnline

♦ Veterans and Suicide: What Social Workers Need to Know with Nadia Tourinho, MSW LICSW, LCSW-C — available on Continued Social Work

♦ Suicide and Self-Harm in the Elderly with Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L — available on, Continued Social Work, and

♦ Suicide Awareness, Assessment and Intervention with Nika Ball, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, and Angela Moss, PhD, RN, APRN-BC — available on, Continued Social Work, and 

♦ Suicide Awareness, Assessment, and Intervention for Allied Health Professionals with Nika Ball, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, and Angela Moss, PhD, RN, APRN-BC — available on, and Continued Social Work

♦ Reducing Access to Lethal Means: The Social Worker's Role with Lauren Dennelly, MSW, LCSW — available on Continued Social Work


♦ The Fallout Of COVID On School-Aged Children with Moni Keen, OTD, OTR/L— available on

♦ Understanding the Impact of Collective Trauma on the Mental Health of the Millennial Generation with Tiffany Hall, MS, LMFT— available on Continued Social Work

♦ Helping Adolescents Navigate Mental Health and Social Thinking Challenges with Sharon Baum, MA, CCC-SLP — available on

♦ Mental Health of Adolescents: Psychosocial Occupational Therapy for Adolescent Populations with William Lambert, MS, OTR/L— available on

♦ Stress, Trauma and Mindfulness: Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals with Nicole Steward, MSW, RYT— available on AudiologyOnline,, and 

♦ Physical Therapy and Behavioral Health Patients – Setting Boundaries, Getting Outcomes with Katie O'Shea, PT, DPT, MBA, GCS, CDP — available on

♦ Behavioral Health & Physical Therapy: What Is Our Role? with Jennifer Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC — available on

“It is essential that all healthcare professionals are able to recognize risk factors and warning signs of suicide.” — Nika Ball, MOT, OTR/L, ATP

“While there have been great strides made in recent years for increasing awareness, providing education, and reducing the stigma that surrounds mental health and those who die by suicide, it is essential that all healthcare professionals are able to recognize risk factors and warning signs of suicide,” said Nika Ball, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, CE administrator and assistant editor for

“Additionally, it is critical that all healthcare professionals are aware of suicide risk assessment strategies for various settings and have a plan in place for how to manage acute suicidal crisis in order to help prevent suicide.”

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