Suicide Prevention Intervention & Postvention

  • Suicide Prevention, Intervention, & Postvention (SPIP)

    Kevin Teach2

    Why do people kill themselves? How do I ask someone if they are feeling suicidal? What do I do if they say they ARE suicidal? How do I deal with the strong emotions suicide generates? This course will provide answers for these and other questions many of crisis interventionists have about suicide. It will provide participants with basic information about suicide as well as help participants develop practical skills for prevention, intervention and postvention. Small group role plays will allow participants to apply the suggested techniques as they are learned. This course is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about intervening across the suicide spectrum. Professionals from the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress may all benefit.


    Two-Day Course: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 14 Contact Hours
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  • What You Will Learn:


    • Common myths about suicide.
    • Risk factors for suicidal behavior.
    • Frequent motivations for suicide.
    • Problem solving methods.
    • Effective intervention strategies.
    • Elements of effective postvention.
    • Elements of survivor grief.
    • Community referral sources.
    • “Mini-lecture” on suicide.
    • Feelings and reactions of suicide survivors.  


    Please Note: The content for this Crisis Response Training (CRT) workshop and/or presentations may include graphic or disturbing subject matter which may be emotionally distressing to some participants.  Participants are encouraged to leave the training at any point should they find the material excessively distressing.

    This curriculum is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be considered, or used as a substitute for, professional medical/psychological advice, diagnosis, and treatment.

    **The K-LOVE/Air1 Pastoral Care members will be available to participants during the class to discuss any adverse reactions to the presentation, should this occur.