Suicide Prevention: Increasing Awareness and Action
UW-Oshkosh Division of Online and Continuing Education is hosting “Suicide Prevention: Increasing Awareness and Action”:
“Suicide is a major public health concern. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) over 48,000 people died by suicide in the United States in 2018; it is the 10th leading cause of death overall. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can save lives. This workshop will provide information on the signs, symptoms, and behaviors of what to look for in someone who may be suicidal. In addition, it will identify risk factors and characteristics that may contribute to someone making a suicide attempt. Content will also identify those groups that may be at a heightened risk for suicide. This workshop will discuss methods to screen, assess and provide brief interventions to those at risk for suicide and will share resources available for clients and mental health providers to access in the community.
- Identify the signs, symptoms, and behaviors that that may be present in a suicidal person;
- Be alert to risk factors and certain characteristics that increase the risk of suicide;
- Identify the basic components in a suicide screen and assessment and how to document that it has occurred;
- Increase awareness of interventions and treatment approaches used to treat individuals who may be suicidal;
- Identify resources available to assist clients and providers in the community.”