Is Suicide Preventable? Lessons From Robin William's Death

Presenter: J Michael Bostwick, MD

Online CME Credit

Fee: $30.00

Provides 1.00 hour(s) of CE/CME credit (Presented on February 15, 2019, Reviewed May 15, 2019; Expires July 30, 2023)

Provides 1 CME credit towards the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for 2 hours of training related to suicide prevention, intervention and detection every 4 years.


The purpose of this activity is to improve the clinicians' ability to identify and assess suicidal patients accurately.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this course, participants should be able to:

  • Distinguish risk factors from warning signs and learn to more accurately assess suicidal patients
  • Elicit biological and psychosocial contributions to suicidal causes so that they can be immediately addressed thus reducing the need for suicidal behavior
  • Construct narratives that underpin suicidality with the goal of understanding why a patient is suicidal and what can be done to ameliorate suicidal distress