Suicide in Youth: Suicide as a social problem, Myths related to suicide, Suicide Ideation and Suicide Attempt, Link between mental health problems and Suicide
The participants will be able to
1. Develop deeper understanding about suicide and suicide prevention
2. To learn basic screening and assessment for high risk population
3. Understand various intervention to handle such instances
4. To understand the referral systems with specific context of Maharashtra (India)
5. Plan and execute the preventive steps to sensitize about this (Planning Campaigns)
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I think the title of the course should mention the emphasis on India. Although some information was general and therefore useful, Module 3 included information about suicide screening. This is used in the Indian Mental Health Service but the NICE guidelines advise risk-predicting score systems for determining suicidal intent does NOT have a good predictive ability and should not be used. Therefore to a UK market this module was interesting but not relevant. The first 2 modules had some interesting information and certainly made me aware of some underlying assumptions I had about suicide. It also made me do some independent research on things that were mentioned. However, some of the activities seem unfinished. Some of the videos did not appear to match the title (For example, module 5 has a video about referrals but the video was actually aimed at school children.) In module 4 there were two links to the same videos and the reflection question at the end of the module asks what we learned in module 3! These are teething problems and I'm sure in time this will be a valuable resource for anyone who has an interest in suicide in young adults, particularly in India.
In the current covid 19 situation such a course development with such systematic data on how to identify at risk individuals will surely help many people like us who are willing to help those in need. Dont miss the videos in the course they seem to be developed very thoughtfully in Indian context.
I like it's content which is systematically designed.
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