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Traumatic Stress and Suicide After Disasters

About the Course:

Suicide is a pressing public health issue. In this issue, we have chosen to focus on disasters, traumatic stress, and suicide and suicidality for several reasons. Because suicide and suicidality relate closely to a range of issues in behavioral health, we saw this focus as a way to understand more about behavioral health responses to disaster in general. Also, we wanted to look at an apparent paradox in the research: although traumatic stress is a risk factor for suicide, and traumatic stress increases in the aftermath of disaster, in many cases suicide rates have not increased after disasters. Finally, by reviewing highlights of research on suicide, suicidality, and traumatic stress linked to disasters, we hoped to find ways to provide more effective support to disaster survivors.

Publication Date:

Supplemental Research Bulletin Issue 5 – 2015

Course Material Author

SAMHSA

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge conflicting data on whether natural disasters do place people at risk for suicidality.

  2. Identify risk factors in those studies that showed suicidality.

  3. Realize family resiliency is a protective factor against PTSD and suicidality post disaster.

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Course Number 102484
1 credit hour
  • Online Article
Exam Fee: $6.97No exam fee with a Plus or Unlimited membership package!
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