Suicide and Depression: Assessment, Treatment, and Management (With CE’s) Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Suicide and Depression: Assessment, Treatment, and Management (With CE’s) Tuesday, September 26, 2023


*Webinars MUST be watched LIVE to receive CE Credit

Suicide and Depression: Assessment, Treatment, and Management 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

6:00 – 8:00 PM ET 

Webinar Presenter 

Dr. Gregory Jantz is the founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE in Edmonds, Washington, voted a Top Ten facility for Depression Treatment in the United States. Dr. Jantz pioneered Whole Person Care in the 1980’s and is a world-renowned expert on depression, anxiety, eating disorders, technology addiction and abuse. He is an innovator in the treatment of mental health, utilizing a variety of therapies including nutrition, sleep therapy, spiritual counseling, and advanced DBT techniques. Dr. Jantz is a best-selling author of 45 books and a go-to media authority on mental and behavioral health actions, appearing on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, and CNN. 


According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2021, 12.3 million adults seriously thought about suicide, with 3.5 million planning their deaths and 1.7 million, ultimately, attempting to take their own lives. Tragically, 48,183 people were “successful,” resulting in 1 death by suicide every 11 minutes. Research has shown that there are certain risk factors to completing suicide, which are important for licensed mental health professionals to be able to assess for. For example, Males, who make up 50% of the U.S. adult population accounted for nearly 80% of those “successful” suicides, with the male suicide rate approximately four times higher than for females. Furthermore, depression is the most consistently linked mental health disorder to the highest suicide risk. Yet knowing this has not resulted in demonstrable progress toward reducing suicide rates. Suicide remains a stubborn, highly complex and multifaceted phenomenon. This webinar explores current research on the links between suicide and depression, as well as suggested components for more effective suicide prevention planning, including potential at-risk demographic triggers, and therapeutic interventions for clinicians. 

Learning Objectives 

Participants will: 


  1. Identify multifaceted depressive risk factors for suicide evaluation 
  2. Describe the connection between depression and the concept of diathesis (a predisposition toward an abnormal state) in suicidal ideation and attempts 
  3. Assess for depressive risk factors to aide in individualized suicide prevention planning 

 Continuing Education 

Approved for 2.0 ASWB and 2.0 IBCC CE Credits

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due to good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required Continuing Education hours. For more information on Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit  

 *Webinars MUST be watched LIVE to receive CE Credit.