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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is a two-day, two-trainer workshop designed for members of all care-giving groups. The emphasis is on teaching suicide first-aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed. Participants learn to use a suicide intervention model to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, develop a safe plan based upon a review of risk, be prepared to follow-up, and become involved in suicide-safer community networks. This training was also developed by LivingWorks Education. www.livingworks.net
safeTALK is a program that teaches participants to recognize persons that might be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them with community resources trained in suicide intervention. The ‘safe’ of safeTALK stands for ‘suicide alertness for everyone.’ The TALK letters stand for the practice actions that one does to help those with thoughts of suicide: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe. This training was developed by LivingWorks Education.www.livingworks.net
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, it’s an emergency mental health intervention that teaches lay and professional gatekeepers to recognize and respond positively to suicide warning signs and behaviors. QPR is theory based; it recognizes that even socially isolated suicidal individuals have contact with potential rescuers. This one hour training will teach you what the warnings signs are, how to instill hope and get help for the person at risk. QPR reaches out to high-risk people within their own environments and does not require suicidal people to ask for help.��www.qprinstitute.com
Developed by the Carson J Spencer Foundation, the Working Minds: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace program toolkit features a facilitator’s guide and 30-minute training DVD designed to help workplace administrators and employees better understand and prevent suicide. The off-the-shelf program helps workplaces appreciate the critical need for suicide prevention while creating a forum for dialogue and critical thinking about workplace mental health challenges. The program builds a business case for suicide prevention while promoting help-seeking and help-giving. Several interactive exercises and case studies help employers and their staff apply and customize the content to their specific work culture. The program provides three options depending on resources and training needs: a 1-hour “lunchtime” presentation, a 1.5-hour inservice workshop, and a 3.5-hour intensive training.
The Signs of Suicide program highlights the relationship between depression and suicide, teaching that suicide is, most often, a fatal response to a treatable disorder—depression. Through the SOS program, school staff, students and their parents will learn about suicide, depression and the associated risks of alcohol use. SOS teaches the action steps individuals should take should they encounter the signs of depression or suicide within themselves on behalf of a friend: ACT: Acknowledge your friend has a problem, tell the person you Care and Tell a trusted adult.
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Our community efforts are currently being implemented in our schools, workplaces and community settings where there is potential to be impacted by suicide. We deliver our knowledge of suicide prevention to anyone in our community who is interested or in need of education.
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