First Aid Tips for Suicide Prevention
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First Aid Tips for Suicide Prevention

Recognizing and preventing suicide in 4 essential steps
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Created by Dr. Michael Rayel
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn relevant information about suicidality and its warning signs and risk factors.
  • Learn how to recognize suicidality and how to deal with it through first aid intervention.
  • Learn various coping strategies in dealing with psychological disturbance.
  • Learn the CARE Approach as first aid strategies for suicide prevention.
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Requirements
  • None, but students should have interest in mental health issues or psychiatric illnesses
Description

In the US in 2015, one person died of suicide every 11.9 minutes and one senior died of it every one hour and six minutes. Also in 2015, there were more than 1 million suicide attempts in US or one suicide attempt every 29 seconds. In fact, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death, and among young people, it was the 2nd leading cause of death.

With these relevant facts, first aid for suicide prevention is crucial. While first aid is widely recognized and used for common physical problems, such as bleeding and choking, it is not well established and commonly used among psychological or mental disturbances. 

In this lecture, Dr. Rayel introduces the CARE Approach as first aid for suicide prevention. Unlike other approaches, this CARE approach is a practical four-step process with both assessment and intervention prongs. Assessment is necessary to recognize the signs and intervention prong is important to prevent suicide through various first aid strategies. 

Moreover, Dr. Rayel discusses the warning signs and risk factors of suicide. He also explores and talks about some of the relaxation and coping strategies to prevent and to deal with early or worsening mental problems.

Topics include the following:

1. The CARE Approach as first aid for suicide prevention - This practical approach has both assessment and intervention prongs, and follows four basic yet crucial steps in dealing with mental problems and suicidality.

2. Warning signs of suicide - Severe mental problems, feelings of hopelessness, agitated and risky behavior, preoccupation with death, among others are warning signs of suicide.

3. Risk factors of suicide - Major suicide risk factors, such as mental disturbances, psychiatric disorders, medical problems, medications, and substances, are discussed.

3. Relaxation and Coping Mechanisms - Interventions discussed include breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization, diversion, socialization, sleep hygiene, among other coping strategies.

If you or your loved one suffers from mental disturbance, then first Aid strategies to prevent suicide is very important to learn.

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals who want to learn about suicidality, its warning signs and risk factors, and its first aid intervention.
  • Individuals who may be suffering from psychological disturbance and suicidality and want to learn how to recognize the symptoms and deal with them.
  • Individuals who are dealing with loved ones or patients suffering from psychological disturbance and suicidality and want to learn how to recognize the symptoms and how to help through first aid strategies.
  • Individuals who are interested to learn about mental health issues and psychological disturbances.
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:24

In 2015 in US, one person died of suicide every 11.9 minutes and one senior died of suicide every one hour and six minutes. In fact, suicide was ranked 10th as the leading cause of death, and among young people, suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death. First aid strategies for suicide prevention therefore is a must. 

Preview 03:24
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Section 2: CARE Approach: First Aid Tips for Suicide Prevention
3 Lectures 20:14

CARE Approach, a mental health first aid, is a practical four-step process that has two prongs: assessment and intervention prongs. Any psychological disturbance including suicidality goes through phases. So early recognition of its signs and symptoms is necessary. Likewise, first aid intervention is just as important not only to prevent worsening of the mental condition, but also to prevent suicide. Details about the CARE approach as applied to suicide prevention is explored.

Preview 07:40

In this lecture, CARE Approach is explained with emphasis on early intervention or first aid strategies. The ABCs of first aid, HEAL technique for patients, and HELP Method for caregivers are discussed. Also how to show empathy and how to listen actively are explored. 

Lecture 3: CARE Approach as First Aid 2
07:31

Here, the unique features and highlights of the CARE Approach as first aid for suicide prevention are explored and summarized.

Lecture 4: Summary and Highlights
05:03
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Section 3: Preventive Measures and Coping Mechanisms
2 Lectures 07:25

In this lecture, physiologic interventions, such as breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation are discussed.

Lecture 5: Relaxation and Coping Strategies for Emotional Health 1
03:33

Here, more coping techniques, such as visualization, diversion, socialization, and sleep hygiene, are explored.

Lecture 6: Relaxation and Coping Strategies for Emotional Health 2
03:52
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Section 4: Warnings Signs and Risk Factors of Suicide
3 Lectures 10:58

Suicide does not happen randomly, without any signs or symptoms. It is usually preceded and accompanied by important clinical features and warning signs, such as worsening of depression and preoccupation with death, 

Lecture 7: Warning Signs of Suicide
02:21

In this lecture, major mental disorders, medical problems, medications, and substances with strong suicide risk are discussed. 

Lecture 8: Risk Factors of Suicide 1
03:58

Here, more risk factors of suicide such as impulsivity, acute and severe agitation, recent stressful events, hopelessness, among others, are discussed.

Lecture 9: Risk Factors of Suicide 2
04:39
About the Instructor
Dr. Michael Rayel
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18 Students
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Author. Psychiatrist. Entrepreneur

As a practicing psychiatrist for over 20 years, Dr. Rayel live and breathe emotions. He has dealt with them every day and seen how unmanaged emotions impact people’s lives. Having honed and used emotional and social skills in his practice, he has witnessed some remarkable transformations among individuals and their families.

Moreover, he has seen the major role that emotions play in the workplace. As the site chief of a psychiatry department for many years, he has applied emotional intelligence in leading a group and in handling many emotional and interpersonal issues among coworkers. 

As an entrepreneur, he has successfully used emotional intelligence in his businesses and has been its avid advocate. In fact a few years ago, he created the award-winning and well-received Oikos Game Series, an emotional and social skills games. To help educate the public about emotional intelligence, he offered EQ Webinars for personal and career success for a few years. Such web lectures were eventually incorporated into his recently-launched emotional intelligence coaching. 

Author

EQ Webinar Series

A 31-Day Series

Shrink’s First Aid Tips Series

Psychiatry Certification Examination Review Series

Psychopharmacology Review Series

First Aid Tips Lecture Series (Upcoming)

Psychiatrist

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and psychosomatic medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor, Discipline of Psychiatry, MUN

Site Chief, Department of Psychiatry 

Entrepreneur

Owner and founder of small businesses

Inventor of emotional and social skills games (e.g. Oikos Game Series, Actus Tale, etc.)