Suicide Awareness Workshop: From Recognition To Support
Suicide is the 5th most common cause of death in Canada and the 2nd leading cause in our teenagers. More than 4000 people in Canada kill themselves each year.
Despite suicide rates rising, most Canadians have very little understanding of this issue of suicide, its risk factors or how to provide help. The cloak of secrecy around suicide needs to be pushed back in order to effectively spread awareness and assist those who are caught in this sense of hopelessness.
HAVE YOU EVER...
The key to suicide prevention is trained individuals who are ready, willing, and able to get involved with each person at risk. More than three-quarters of those who make a suicide attempt communicate their intentions to someone around them.
This suicide awareness workshop has been created to address the critical need for basic education about suicide and to enable you to provide informed and effective suicide interventions and support to your peers, families and friends who may be contemplating suicide.
SUICIDE AWARENESS WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
- Understand the foundation, facts and effects of the various attitudes towards suicide and suicidal behaviours that interfere with helping
- Recognize people and groups in our society that may be most at risk of immediate suicide using a simple recognition rating scale
- Utilize an SRA approach to suicide risk assessment when you suspect someone is trying to communicate suicidal intentions
- Apply effective communication, coping and support techniques to engage and quickly connect the person at risk with the appropriate resources.
- Access the appropriate helping resources from 24-hr emergency to community support
RESULTS AND REVIEWS
“Excellent - informative and extremely helpful.”
– CATS (Creating Awareness Of Teenage Suicide)
“It was a great reminder to listen and probe deeper into what a client is saying and meaning. The risk assessment and mini case studies were very useful!”
– Bellwood Centres
Beverly's presentations include insights, practical tools and strategies based on her proprietary S-O-S Principle™. This S-O-S Principle™ ensures that the right strategies are considered for your unique situation, so that you can avoid overwhelm, achieve optimal health and live an engaged life.
RESULTS AND REVIEWS
TIM REDPATH | CEO TEC Ottawa