National Children’s Mental Health Month
“Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work”
Suicide Intervention Training
Thursday May 23, 2019 6:00pm-8:30pm
The Urbana Free Library
210 W Greet St
Urbana, IL 61801
Reservations recommended, but not required.
Nationally, 1 in 6 youth have thoughts of suicide, and 1 in 12 attempt suicide. In Illinois, 47,000 youth report making a suicide attempt, and nearly 100 die each year. Family, friends, and other adults in the position to intervene may be limited in their understanding of suicide and may not feel comfortable or competent to address the issue.
Kim Bryan, director of Rattle the Stars, addresses these concerns in a training on suicide intervention. This training will educate participants on the causes of suicide, risk factors for suicide (including discussions of high-risk populations), and how to recognize and intervene with youth who may have thoughts of suicide. Particular emphasis will be placed on effective ways of talking about suicide, screening for suicide risk, limiting access to lethal means, and accessing resources.
1. Learn about suicide, including causes and risk factors.
2. Learn warning signs for suicide and how to recognize youth who may have thoughts of suicide.
3. Learn how to intervene, including how to ask about thoughts of suicide, how to screen for suicide risk, and lethal means counseling.
4. Learn about resources and supports for people having thoughts of suicide.
This event is not sponsored by The Urbana Free Library.