Suicidal self-directed violence occurs in nearly every country and causes substantial personal and societal burden. This webinar will review conceptual and definitional issues related to suicidal self-directed violence, with a focus on distinguishing this behaviour from non-suicidal self-injury. In addition, the nature of the problem will be discussed on a global scale, as well as within specific populations and settings. Currently, many professionals rely on unstructured clinical judgment in their assessment of risk for suicide despite numerous calls for a more structured approach. As such, methods of assessing suicidal self-directed violence will be identified along with a review of evidence-based risk factors for suicide. Several structured professional judgment (SPJ) tools for assessing risk for self-directed violence will be discussed, including an introduction to a new set of SPJ guidelines for assessing and managing risk for suicide across diverse settings and sectors.
If you are unable to attend the live webinar, please register and we will send you a link to the recorded version the day after the live event.