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Activity: Be the One Suicide Prevention Training
Date: 20/08/2021
Time: 02:00 pm
Location: This training will be held virtually by MS Teams.
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Contact: Joanne Perley

The intersection of overdose and suicide is a well-documented phenomenon. Far too many people die from the hopelessness that leads to suicide, and sadly, coworkers in workplaces are not exempt. The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services would like to equip your teams and your departments with training to recognize the signs and prevent suicide in the workforce.

Who should attend?`
This training is intended for any employee interested in the topic, and it is also a great introduction for HR staff who are interested in becoming trainers in their departments.

What will you learn? There are three key components of the campaign:

1. Provides suicide awareness and social marketing strategies by providing information regarding suicide and serves as a reminder that suicide can happen at any time to anyone

2. Teaches participants how to recognize when someone may be thinking about suicide, how to ask the question directly and offers tips on how to develop good listening skills, which is a key component of suicide prevention

3. Provides postvention suggestions in the event a suicide occurs to someone in the workforce