SUICIDE AWARENESS and PREVENTION
The hardest question you may ever have to ask someone is, "Do you feel like killing yourself?"
What are the signs of suicidal behavior?
Why do people attempt or commit suicide?
When should you ask?
How do you ask?
What do you do when someone says, "Yes."?
CBLTAC's one and two-hour "Suicide Awareness and Prevention" presentations are full of answers to those questions. By creating a more complete understanding about the subject of suicide, you and your staff can learn to address this difficult topic with confidence and tools to assist those in need.
This class could save the live of a colleague, a friend, or a loved one. It is taught with compassion and empathy and serves as a path for prevention, intervention, and postvention.
The California Education Code (215 EC) requires that students in grades 1 - 12 be given training on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. The code also establishes that teachers shall receive training.
Business and organizational leaders should:
- Be prepared to assist individuals
- Train supervisors and managers
- Develop and action plan
- Be prepared to act swiftly
- Have a list of resources
- Perform routine check-ins
- Invest in training
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please use the resources below:
USA: 1-800-273-8255 (CHAT)
U.S. Crisis text line: 741741 text HOME
United Kingdom: 116 123
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
List of suicide crisis lines around the world (Wikipedia)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline