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A Toolkit for Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide in Senior Centers – 2 CE

Activity Overview

 This course provides an explanation of the strategies and skills needed to improve emotional health and prevent suicide among seniors, and includes specific tools professionals and volunteers can use to implement these strategies.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand the serious risk suicide poses to older adults, as well as the risk factors and protective factors that come into play
  2. Name the three key strategies senior center staff and volunteers can use to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among older adults
  3. Give examples of different ways senior centers can promote emotional health
  4. Give examples of activities and programs that improve and/or develop protective factors among seniors
  5. Give examples of activities and programs that help seniors to develop social connections
  6. Recognize the warning signs of suicide
  7. Know how to develop a protocol for dealing with any suspected suicide risks that may come to the attention of the senior center
  8. Explain the actions that should be taken when someone is at immediate risk of suicide, as well as when an individual is exhibiting signs of a less immediate risk
  9. Recognize and describe the most common symptoms of depression
  10. Respond properly to a suicide attempt or death

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



2.0 Contact Hours


Geriatric, Mental Health

Target Audience

Advanced Practice RN
Certified Nursing Assistant
Licensed Practical Nurse
Mental Health Professional
Nursing Home Administrator
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Pharmacy Technician
Registered Nurse

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


Provider No. 50-20641
CA BRN No. 2020138
CE Broker No. 20-765494
GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268


Jaimini Patel, RPH, PHD, MBA



Accreditation Statement

AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268.

Start Date: 07/14/2022
Expiration Date: 01/14/2023

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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