Kentucky Suicide Rates and Facts

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death for Kentuckians.

KENTUCKY SUICIDE PREVENTION

An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7), as well as Kentucky’s Strategy for Suicide Prevention is to ensure community and clinical health care providers are trained in evidence-based suicide-specific assessments, management and delivery of effective clinical care.

Suicide Rates in Kentucky

Kentucky is ranked 21th in the nation for its high suicide rate. Throughout the state of Kentucky, suicide is the:

  • 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-34
  • 4th leading cause of death for ages 35-44
  • 5th leading cause of death for ages 45-54
  • 9th leading cause of death for ages 55-64
  • 17th leading cause of death for ages 65+
  • Overall, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in Kentucky.

THE CAMS SUICIDE PREVENTION ASSESSMENT, INTERVENTION & TREATMENT IS BACKED BY 30 YEARS OF ON-GOING CLINICAL RESEARCH

HOW CAMS-CARE ADDRESSES MENTAL HEALTH IN KENTUCKY

The CAMS Framework has been proven through multiple randomized clinical trials to be the best assessment, intervention and treatment to reduce suicide ideation. Mental health professionals have reported that the CAMS Framework has given them a way to confidently treat suicidal patients effectively in only 6-8 sessions. And, more importantly, patients have reported that they like using the CAMS Framework. It is recommended by such groups as the Zero Suicide Initiative, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Sentinel Event Alert by the Joint Commission.

While it is important that communities learn how to identify the signs of suicide risk, it is crucial to have a network of healthcare providers in place and trained in evidence-base suicide-specific treatment to whom people identified as suicidal may be immediately referred.

The impact of suicide in Kentucky ripples through all communities but may be felt even harder in rural areas of the state where resources for prevention, identification, and treatment are less accessible and residents face more extreme health and economic disparities than their urban counterparts. One strategy to address this is to provide mental health care to rural communities through telehealth. CAMS has been successfully administered using telepsychology in a variety of settings, including rural and frontier regions of the intermountain West of the United States, and the U.S. Army’s Warrior Resiliency Program in San Antonio, Texas for suicidal soldiers in geographically remote locations. CAMS is a highly interactive and collaborative structure that engages the patient in their own treatment and has been shown to be effective across a variety of settings.

CAMS-care offers several training options to meet various learning styles and budgets, as well as the challenges of remote rural communities. The CAMS treatment is available via online training, in-person role-play training, consultation calls, ZOOM training, and more.

KENTUCKY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Below are the current requirements from this state for CE credits.

Kentucky Social Workers Are Required to Take Up to 30 CE Credit Hours Every Three Years

Counselors Need 10 CE Credit Hours Every Year in Kentucky

Psychologists in Kentucky Need 39 CE Credit Hours Every Three Years

 

FOR CAMS ONLINE COURSE / CE CREDITS FOR ORGANIZATIONS, GO HERE

 

CAMS-CARE PRODUCTS

CAMS-care offers training courses and materials for individuals and organizations. Our products allow professionals to earn CE credits to meet your state’s CE requirements:

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The CAMS proven framework is introduced in Dr. Jobes book, “Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach“. The current edition includes evidence data from decades worth of extensive research and has a greater emphasis on how to implement CAMS in clinical settings. You may earn 6 CE credits after reading the book and passing the CE test.

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CAMS-care offers engaging video training opportunities that gives professionals to earn 1 – 3 CE credits. We’ve offer training in addressing malpractice and ethical liability when working with suicidal patients, tips suggestions for working with difficult patients, and treating suicide risk with children and adolescents.

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We also provide online and on-site Role-Play Training, Consultation Calls, and host Education Days for more hands-on approaches to the CAMS framework.