Lethal Means Safety
Firearms are the most used means in veteran suicide. Lethal means safety, an evidence-based intervention, focuses on how to improve the voluntary secure storage of firearms and other lethal means to help reduce suicidal behavior. Increasing the time and space between when suicidal thoughts occur and accessing lethal means has the potential to be lifesaving.
This workshop is offered at no cost and is designed for peers, friends, family, and clinical providers of veterans to enhance their knowledge about engaging in lethal means safety conversations. This course provides practical tools and tips for facilitating discussions that promote the voluntary secure storage of firearms.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the importance of addressing lethal means safety
- Identify potential strategies to improve secure storage of firearms
Upcoming Training: March 18th, 2024, from 11am-1pm CT
Attendees are eligible to receive 2 Continuing Education (CE) Credits for participating in the workshop. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA continuing education credits have historically been recognized by most professional state licensing boards. Please check with your licensing board for verification.
To obtain CE Credits, attendees must sign in at the start of the course and sign out after its conclusion. Inquiries regarding CE may be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.