Keynote Presentation: Know the Signs, Save a Life: Pharmacists' Role in Suicide Prevention

Description

Your accessibility as a pharmacist means you’re likely to encounter patients struggling with thoughts of suicide. But how can you help people who want to take their own life—especially when they don’t ask for help? Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. Join this eye-opening keynote session and learn how you can save a life by talking to your patients, or by simply listening.  

As part of the general session, this keynote presentation is preceeded by the APhA Awards ceremony beginning at 9:00 am.

 

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:  

  1. Identify common reasons that patients consider suicide.  
  2. Select appropriate language and reflective responses to include when speaking to a patient about depression and suicide. 
  3. Discuss strategies to overcome stigmas and misunderstanding related to mental illness and suicide tendency? 
  4. Discuss pharmacists’ role(s) in helping patients with depression and preventing suicide in local communities.  

 

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:  

  1. Identify common reasons that patients consider suicide.  
  2. Select appropriate language and reflective responses to include when speaking to a patient about depression and suicide. 
  3. Discuss strategies to overcome stigmas and misunderstanding related to mental illness and suicide tendency? 
  4. Discuss pharmacists’ role(s) in helping patients with depression and preventing suicide in local communities.  
 
 
 
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: General Session
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Saturday, March 23
Time: 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: 
Washington State Convention Center - Hall A
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-037-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.1
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-19-037-L01-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: 0.1
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based