Act Against Suicide: For Nurses

Suicide Prevention Course

Upcoming Dates

This class is no longer offered as an in-person class; however, it is available in an online format, with the same speaker, at

Please consider the online format of Act Against Suicide.

Program Outline

  • Understanding Suicidal Behaviors, Crisis & Personal Preconceptions
  • Suicide Assessment and Risk Formulation
  • Adapting Suicide Assessment for Differing Populations
  • Imminent Harm and Lethal Means
  • Interventions and Prevention
  • The Suicidal Patient—Application to Practice


“Best workshop I’ve ever attended in my 23 years of practice”

“I had visions of the longest 8-hour day, but I found the topic absolutely engaging, relevant and very necessary both professionally and personally”

“This class was far more beneficial than the online course I was offered through my work for free. I would highly recommend it to everyone, not just health professionals.”


Suicide assessment, prevention, and intervention is a topic relevant to all nursing care providers. Research shows that most people who commit suicide have a diagnosable mental and/or substance use disorder. This program will explore the critical elements of assessing for suicide risk in the general population and special populations including military/veterans, adolescents, elderly, and LGBT.  It will review key strategies in providing effective suicide prevention and provide hands on application of evidence-based intervention tools.

This course has been approved by the Washington State Department of Health to meet the WA requirement for 6.0 contact hours in suicide assessment, prevention, and management for registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses (TRNG.TG.60717225-SUIC).

Who Should Attend?  Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Other Health Sciences Professionals in all practice settings needing the DOH mandated training.

Contact Hours:  6.5
Pharmacotherapeutic Hours:  0.2

Speaker:  Susan Marie, Ph.D., PMHNP, CARN-AP, BC

EMPLOYERS: You may register up to 6 staff at one time by using this link.

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Additional Information

Registration includes: Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast and snacks.  Wi-fi is available in the conference center.

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