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Suicide rates in the United States increased 24% from 1999 to 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2015, teens and young adults were most likely to attempt suicide, while adults 45 to 64 years of age were more likely to succeed and had the greatest increase in suicide overall. Reasons for the increase range from depression, chronic pain, and opioid misuse to trauma and loss. As pharmacists regularly encounter patients who struggle with thoughts of suicide, it is vital they engage with patients and encourage them to open up. This session will provide a forum for pharmacists to learn how to start these difficult conversations related to depression, suicide, and recovery.
At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to: