Course Summary

Practice Level: Beginner

The purpose of this course is to learn about suicide clusters and responses in tribal communities; identify strength-based approaches to prevention, response, and recovery; explore existing and needed resources for prevention, response, and recovery; and provide recommendations for tribal communities, and for federal, state, and partners.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you’re ready, purchase the course by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the concept of contagion
  • Discuss risk and protective factors for suicide
  • Describe the effect of suicide clusters on the community
  • Identify barriers to suicide cluster prevention

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • National Backdrop
  • Suicide Clusters and Contagion
  • Risk and Protective Factors
  • Effect of Suicide Clusters on the Community
  • Community Perspectives on Resources for Suicide Cluster Prevention and Crisis Response
  • Barriers and Facilitators to Suicide Cluster Prevention and Response
  • Community Recommendations to Enhance Suicide Cluster Prevention and Response
  • Recommendations



The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA leads public health efforts that advance the behavioral health of the nation. On SAMHSA states that its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on communities in America.

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