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Suicide assessment and prevention for older adults: Life saving tools for health care providers


Heisel, M.J., Ronse, M., & Shandel, T. , Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health & Public Health Agency of Canada.




A  dramatized case study, complemented by interviews with professionals and survivors, provides information about how to: initiate life-saving conversations about depression and suicide risk; use key questions to assess for suicide risk and resiliency factors; detect symptoms of depression; identify suicide warning signs; manage immediate and ongoing risk for suicide; provide hope.

Includes a pamphlet: “Suicide: Assessment & Prevention for Older Adults”; “National Guidelines for Seniors’ Mental Health: The Assessment of Suicide Risk and Prevention of Suicide” booklet and a “Facilitator’s Guide”.

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54 min.