Seminar - Suicide Awareness & Prevention
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About the Event
Talking to someone about suicide can be scary. Take the fear out of the conversation by familiarizing yourself with the COLUMBIA-SUICIDE SEVERITY RATING SCALE (C-SSRS) – a comprehensive assessment model for suicide risk. The C-SSRS is a questionnaire used for suicide assessment. It is available in 114 country-specific languages. The first two hours will provide a brief overview of Suicide Prevention training using the Suicide Prevention Toolkit and is supported by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Federal Interagency Rural Behavioral Health Workgroup in collaboration with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), the National Center for Mental Health Promotion in Rural Communities, and the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention. During the last hour of the course, you will learn to become a vital part of a large grassroots movement of people who are speaking out for suicide prevention and mental health. Advocacy requires sharing our stories with responsibility. Come and learn how to advocate to promote change and healing within our community. *Mental health training is not required to administer the C-SSRS. Various professionals can administer this scale, including physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, peer counselors, coordinators, research assistants, high school students, teachers and clergy.