This is a community based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.
Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it.
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QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer - the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
This training may take place as an 8 hour session or as two 4 hour sessions. These sessions are focused on either the youth population or the adult population. This course gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.
Mental health challenges – such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use – are shockingly common in the United States. In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year. The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including Plymouth County Suicide Prevention Coalition to provide Mental Health First Aid courses.
Mental Health First Aid teachers about recovery and resiliency - the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don't truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK - trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.
Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable vignettes have been produced to tailor the program's audio-visual component for diverse audiences. safeTALK - trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.
Learning Goals and Objectives:
Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop - anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.
We off several training classes geared toward Suicide Prevention and Awareness to give staff the tools they may need during a crisis situation.
Our trainings are free, they range from 1 hour sessions up to an 8 hour session. All of our classes are evidence based.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1.800. 273.TALK (8255 )
National Suicide Prevention Resource Center – www.sprc.org Free Webinars, articles, etc.
Call 2 Talk - 508-532-2255 or TEXT C2T to 741741
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Crisis Hotline - 1.800.322.1356
Statewide Emergency Service Program 877.382.1609 24/7
Plymouth Area – Child & Family Services of New Bedford – 877.996.3154 24hr
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention www.afsp.org
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth – 508.746.2000
o Emergency Dept. - Clinician’s Office - 508.830.2159
Riverside Trauma Center – 1.888.851.2451 24/7
LGBT youth - www.thetrevorproject.org
William James College INTERFACE – Referral Service – 888.244.6843
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Mattapoisett / Rochestser / Marion
Plymouth, Massachusetts 02362-0857, United State