Understanding Suicide

Two-Day Course: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Course LengthTwo-Day Course: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Understanding Suicide

Why do people kill themselves? How do I ask someone if they are feeling suicidal? This course will provide answers for these and other questions many of crisis interventionists have about suicide. Participants will learn basic information about suicide as well as develop practical skills for prevention, intervention and postvention.

What You'll 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.