MCES Offering Suicide Prevention Week Activities

Monday, July 23, 2018

MCES will observe National Suicide Prevention Week 2018, September 9 to September 15, with a full morning of education on reducing suicide risk in patients discharged from medical and psychiatric inpatient stays and from Emergency Departments, Crisis Centers, and similar settings. The first days and weeks after leaving a psychiatric hospitalization are a period of very high suicide risk even for patients who were not suicidal at admission.

The program is primarily intended for licensed social workers (LSWs and LCSWs) and licensed professional counselors (LPCs) who work in emergency departments, medical units, and other care settings that refer patients to us for psychiatric evaluation and hospitalization as indicated.

The PA State Board of Social Work and Professional Counselors approved the program for 3.25 continuing education (CE) credits. Attendance may be opened to other professionals depending on registrations or another session may be scheduled later in September.

For more information and to register contact Tony Salvatore at tsalvatore@mces.org.