Many of us have been through dark times, or watched others suffer. We don’t always know how or when that darkness might lead to suicide. As a society, we’re becoming more aware of mental health, mental illness, and suicide, through the news, social media, exposing these issues and allowing us the opportunity to respond and help. What does real help look like? It can feel awkward or scary when we don’t know what to do. This training will give practical, simple steps that genuinely help.
Facilitated by Renee Cox, this workshop will focus on:
- warning signs and symptoms of suicidal thinking and actions;
- suicide prevention;
- risk groups for suicide and suicidal behaviors; and
- how to talk to the person that you suspect is feeling this way;
- how to most appropriately respond and intervene;
- appropriate treatments.
Have you experienced an encounter with someone suicidal and wonder if you could have handled it differently? If you feel comfortable sharing your story anonymously, complete this personal narrative submission form. Please remove any information that could be used to identify those involved. Renee will use these scenarios during the workshop to address the particular concerns of those in attendance.
If you or a loved one is in crisis contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for free and confidential emotional support.
Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to seeing you at the workshop..