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Suicide Prevention Programs

SafeTALK

Talk stands for: Tell,  Ask, Listen, Keepsafe

This program is a three-hour suicide alertness program that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper.  Minimum:  5 participants.

SafeTALK trained-helpers will be able to identify and recognize people with thoughts of suicide and connect them with life-saving first aid resources.

This training was developed by Livingworks Education, Inc.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainings-ASIST

This is a two day training. Minimum participants: 6

Evaluations have shown that Applied Suicide Intervention  Skills  Training  (ASIST)  increases caregivers’ knowledge and confidence to respond to a person at risk of suicide

Over the course of two days, participant will learn to:

  • Recognize opportunities for help
  • Reach out and offer support
  • Estimate the risk for suicide
  • Apply a model for suicide intervention
  • Link people with community resources

This training was developed by Livingworks Education, Inc.

Question, Persuade, Refer-QPR Gatekeeper Training

This is a one to two-hour  training program that teaches participants three simple skills to avert suicide and save a life:   Question, Persuade, and Refer.  Minimum:  5 participants

QPR Training increases awareness of suicide as the most preventable cause of death.  It helps dispel misconceptions and myths, teaches warning signs, and discusses emotional reactions to suicide.

QPR does not include suicide risk assessment  training.  The training will prepare you to be a QPR Gatekeeper, just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis that saves  lives.

 

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PREVENT SUICIDE

WALK FOR A NEW DAY!

This year we have scheduled two walks.

One in Lancaster County and the other one

in Gloucester County.

Below is the information for each Walk:

 

LANCASTER COUNTY:

DATE: Saturday, October 14, 2017

TIME: 10:00am-12:00pm

LOCATION: Grace Episcopal Church, Kilmarnock

303 S Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482

ONLINE REGISTRATION: 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WL101417

GLOUCESTER COUNTY

 DATE: Saturday, November 11, 2017

TIME: 10:00am-12:00pm

LOCATION: Main Street Center, Gloucester

Parking Lot Next to the U.S. Post Office

ONLINE REGISTRATION:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WG111117

Registration is highly encouraged, but not required.

A $5.00 donation per person will benefit our

Suicide Prevention Awareness Initiatives.

Donations will be accepted the morning of the event.

These events are sponsored by the

MPNN CSB Prevention, Health & Wellness,

in partnership with the

Coalition for Healthy Virginia Communities’

Regional Suicide Prevention Task Force.

Funded by the

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services

 

 

 

 

 

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