Mental Health Care in Dentistry: A Trauma Informed Approach to Suicide Prevention
Learning Objectives

Course Author(s): Lara Mekhitarian, LMFT

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Develop a clear understanding of traumatic stress including symptoms, behaviors, and somatic impacts.
  • Develop self-awareness in identifying the impacts of depression and trauma.
  • Understand why suicidality is prevalent within the dentistry profession.
  • Understand the difference between passive and active suicidal ideations.
  • Develop individual coping, mindfulness, and self-care strategies.
  • Understand the importance of a safety plan and collateral support.
  • Develop strategies to support those around you struggling with depression.