2020 Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit

The Intersection of Substance Use and Suicide: Identifying Co-Occurring Issues to Improve Client Outcomes

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • Other: 0.75
    • CNE: 0.75
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Mar 5, 2021
  • Expires: Mar 4, 2024
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    45 Minutes
  • Average User Rating:
    (3 Ratings)
This content was recorded from the live internet event on August 19th and 20th, 2020. If you attended and claimed credit, please do not complete this release. 


Patti M.  Clark Patti M. Clark, EdD, MBA, CPS
Program Manager, Prevention and Promotion Branch
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID)
Project Director and Principal Investigator
Kentucky's Partnership for Success Grant
Frankfort, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Many individuals having substance use disorder (SUD) are at increased risk of suicide. However, many providers do not screen SUD clients for suicide risk. There is a need for increased assessment of individuals at high risk of suicide, especially those seeking services for SUD.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for nurse practitioners, nurses, first responders, public health professionals and students, and other interested healthcare or public health professionals.


Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:

  • Interpret current trends in suicidal behavior as a way of targeting prevention/interventions
  • Interpret current trends in substance use/overdose deaths as a way of targeting prevention/intervention
  • Identify shared risk and protective factors between substance use and suicide
  • Identify opportunities for shared prevention/ intervention/harm reduction strategies addressing both substance use and suicidal behaviors


Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral and the Kentucky Department of Public Health. University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA credit:
This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC credit:
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.75 nursing contact hour(s).

Other credit:
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 0.75 hours of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, planners, or reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Kentucky Department of Public Health.

In collaboration with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LKDHD), Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center University of Kentucky College of Public Health (KIPRC), Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH), Kentucky Income Reinvestment Program (KIRP), Kentucky AIDS Education Training Center (KYAETC), and the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID)