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Suicide Risk

The purpose of this educational activity is to provide for the learner an introduction to suicide’s risk and protective factors, prevention strategies, screening, reporting and documentation.


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify four (4) categories of suicidal behavior.
  2. Select six (6) predisposing risk factors associated with suicide.
  3. Apply six (6) precautionary steps to take with someone who is at an immediate high risk for suicide to a scenario.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge about suicide risk and prevention by passing a quiz with a score of 85% or greater accuracy.


Don Gordon, BS, MDiv, DMin

Don has been engaged in pastoral ministry for 34 years in Virginia and North Carolina and currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Lenoir-Rhyne University. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary (PCUSA), a M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Campbell University. Don has authored several books in the fields of church history, spiritual formation and children’s religious education. Currently he is serving on the Board of Trustees for Campbell University in North Carolina and the Board of Directors for The Baptist Center for Ethics in Nashville, Tennessee. Don has spent many hours offering spiritual care in hospitals, hospice care facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities with many people he knew well or not at all, including his mother who lived for five years in such an environment.

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Suicide Risk


Suicide is a catastrophic event with strong emotional effects for survivors and the families of its victims. This educational activity provides an introduction to risk and protective factors, prevention strategies, screening, reporting, and documentation best practices.

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