Since our inception in the 1960s, the American Association of Suicidology has been the premier standards and accreditation body for Suicide Prevention practices. This 90-minute curriculum ensures primary care practitioners and staff have the knowledge and skills to include suicide risk assessments in routine office visits, elicit suicide risk when present, and work with patients to create treatment plans to reduce risk.  

Purpose: The goal of the RRSR-PC is for primary care practitioners and staff to learn current best practices in eliciting suicide risk when present and meeting the needs of their distressed patients.

The training package includes:

  • a facilitator-led slide presentation with video vignettes
  • reproducible patient handouts
  • a pocket assessment tool

An adolescent version is also available.

For more information, email

As an additional resource, physicians wishing to address screening for depression and suicide more globally in their practices can access a Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Primary Care Practices, from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

The RRSR-PC can be delivered in person, and 1.5 CME credit hours are available.

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University Of Utah School Of Medicine and the American Association of Suicidology. The University Of Utah School Of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Speaker and Planning Committee Disclosure Summary:
The University of Utah School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office (UUCME) meets ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence expectations regarding the identification and mitigation of relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies. Everyone in control of content, including all speakers and planners, must disclose financial relationships in any amount within the past 24 months and any relevant financial relationships must be mitigated prior to the activity start.

Disclosure: None of the speakers or planners or anyone in control of content for this accredited continuing educational activity have any relevant financial relationships since the content does not relate to any products or services of an ACCME-defined ineligible company; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose or mitigate.

Nondiscrimination and Disability Accommodation Statement: The University of Utah does not exclude, deny benefits to or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran’s status, religion, gender identity/expression, genetic information, or sexual orientation in admission to or participation in its programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request, with reasonable notice. Requests for accommodations or inquiries or complaints about University nondiscrimination and disability/access policies may be directed to the Director, OEO/AA, Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 201 S President’s Circle, RM 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, 801-581-8365 (Voice/TTY), 801-585-5746 (Fax).