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Free Suicide Prevention Education Material to Reach Undergraduate and Graduate Students Pursuing Healthcare Degrees

CAMS-care Logo BETHESDA, Md., March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Research shows that most mental health professionals are not adequately trained in suicide management and treatment. Consequently, individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors are not receiving effective care and are not encouraged to share their thoughts of suicide, even with their therapists. CAMS-care, an organization providing evidence-based, suicide-specific training to mental health professionals world-wide, announced today that it is offering free educational resources for those teaching undergraduate and graduate students pursuing majors and degrees related to healthcare.

“It’s our mission to train the next generation of healthcare providers to be confident and competent when caring for those experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors,” said Dave Jobes, the developer of the Collaborate Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) and Professor at The Catholic University of America. “To achieve this mission, we recognize that those educating future healthcare providers play a pivotal role, and we want to support them in their efforts.”

As people at risk for suicide interact with healthcare providers from various disciplines, the free educational resources created span topics in suicide prevention relevant for educating undergraduate and graduate students alike. “We are excited to provide this compelling curriculum to colleges and universities […]

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