Suicide_ANA - 1998 Biennial Convention "Uniting...

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1998 Biennial Convention 1998 Biennial Convention “Uniting Nurses: One Strong Voice” “Uniting Nurses: One Strong Voice” June 27, 1998 Session 003 June 27, 1998 Session 003 “Suicide Prevention Strategies for Families and Consumers” American Psychiatric Nurses Association Phyllis M. Connolly PhD, RN, CS President http://www.apna.org
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Overview Overview Quality mental health care consist of four main elements: prevention, early detection, treatment and education. This session, including a mini teaching activity, will provide you with an increased understanding of the content, skills and methods of suicide prevention teaching for families and consumers with psychiatric disorders.
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Objectives Objectives Discuss the statistics of suicide in persons with psychiatric disorders. Describe the myths related to suicide. Identify the relevant theoretical frameworks which guide the teaching of families and consumers. Examine the components and methods of teaching and the specific content for teaching. Analyze culturally sensitive approaches to teaching ethnically diverse families and consumers. Participate in teaching simulation exercises. Compare a family fire/disaster and emergency medical plan with a plan for possible suicide prevention.
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Suicide: 8th leading cause of Suicide: 8th leading cause of death in US death in US 90% associated with mental & addictive behaviors Highest rates for elderly white males Firearms account for 60% of all suicides across all ages Substance abuse found in most Family violence and physical & sexual abuse increase risk
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Persons with schizophrenia Persons with schizophrenia 10% -13% commit suicide Leading cause of premature death 18% - 55% will make a suicide attempt
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Depressive Disorders Depressive Disorders Up to 15% requiring hospitalization eventually die by suicide 10% - 15% of untreated persons with bipolar I commit suicide
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Risk Factors Risk Factors History of suicide attempts Hopelessness Physical illnesses Family history of substance abuse Caucasian race Male gender
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Risk Factors Continued Risk Factors Continued Advanced age Presence of psychotic symptoms Living alone Unemployment Depression Substance abuse Relapse
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Having a positive supportive and helpful relationship with and helpful relationship with a mental health provider may a mental health provider may reduce the risk of suicide. reduce the risk of suicide.
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