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Suicide Prevention for Primary Care Providers and Staff: Ft Thompson, SD

IHS Behavioral Health 1323 BIA Rd 20 Ft. Thompson, SD

10:00 am Wednesday, March 8, 2017 until 11:00 am Wednesday, March 8, 2017

At the conclusion of the session, participants will:

  • Understand the scope (prevalence) of the problem of suicide in South Dakota
  • Know the common warning signs and risk factors for suicide
  • Know different strategies to assess risk for suicide in your patients
  • Learn about different ways your office can be prepared to respond to patients at different levels of risk for suicide
  • Gain knowledge to develop a safety plan for your suicidal patient

Get Informed:

  • Nearly half of the people who die by suicide have seen a primary care provider within a month before their death.
  • Although mental illness, such as depression, is highly prevalent among people who die by suicide, relatively few sought mental health specialty services in the weeks preceding their death.
  • Primary care is often the place where patients come for their mental health needs; primary care staff are in a position to recognize suicide risk and intervene – if they know what to look for.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Barbara Bettelyoun at or 605-274-1406.  To register, visit: 

For more information on suicide prevention visit:

Brunch is provided.


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