Suicide is a prevalent public health issue worldwide. As a result, suicide prevention has become a global initiative at the individual, family, and societal levels. While state level organizations focus on suicide prevention at the broader societal levels, local level agencies, providers and educators within local schools and communities are the ones who provide immediate suicide prevention education and services at the individual and family levels. This workshop will provide an overview of suicide as a public health issue and the critical but often overlooked role providers and educators play in suicide prevention.                   

Training Format/Duration: Classroom/1-3 hours

Target Populations:

  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Medical staff
  • Educators 
  • Law professionals
  • Students

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Recognize suicide as a public health issue and the impact of suicide.
  2. Identify the role providers and educators can play in suicide prevention.
  3. Become aware of the various resources available in the state for suicide prevention.
  4. Recognize personal beliefs or stigma about suicide.