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Suicide prevention + intervention: Explore our courses

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In an effort to share mental health resources, the editors of continued’s family of continuing education websites have compiled their top course picks focused on providing resources for suicide awareness and intervention and mental health. Their selections include evidence-based courses from leading experts in the fields of audiology, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.


♦ 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

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

♦ Suicide Awareness, Assessment and Intervention with Nika Ball, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, and Angela Moss, PhD, RN, APRN-BC — Available on 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 (for Kentucky and Washington) 


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

♦ Mental Health of Adolescents 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 

♦ Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Workers During Coronavirus with Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP — available on AudiologyOnline,,, and 

“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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