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    The Suicide Epidemic

    According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the United States in 2016, with nearly 45,000 people claiming their lives. Suicide was calculated to be the second leading death of individuals between the ages of 10 and 34 as well as the fourth leading cause of death for individuals between 35 and 54. In California, however, suicide kills twice as many people as homicide. While the causes of suicide range from mental illness, being unable to cope with a traumatic experience, a victim of severe bullying, social isolation, or even as a solution existential crisis; suicide brings with it a generalized thought of feeling trapped and the inability to cope with specific life situations. Individuals contemplating suicide or have attempted in the past may seek out certified individuals and counselors to help with their issue(s). As the prevalence, and awareness, of self-injury has dramatically increased in recent years; it is important to explore suicide risk assessment and intervention training. To stay on top of this every day for at-risk individuals, consider a suicide prevention class from psyhsem.com.

    Protecting and Preventing Suicide

    To protect and better serve individuals suffering from suicide and self-injury, mental health professionals should consider one of our suicide/self-injury classes. Taught by Tracy Alderman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and leading expert in the self-injury field. With much experience providing numerous training and workshops for agencies, educators, clinicians, hospitals, and counselors, her Helping Those Who Hurt Themselves: Understanding and Treating Self Injury is the perfect solution. While similar, Dr. Alderman will describe the difference between self-injury and a suicide attempt, the three reasons why patients may engage in self-injury, and possible treatments for self-injury behaviors. This course is ideal for clinicians who support treatment, support, and assistance for those who purposely injure themselves.