Suicide Prevention Training Nov. 29-30
Waterford, MI- Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST) is for anyone 16 or older – regardless of prior experience – who wants to provide suicide first aid. ASIST teaches effective intervention skills, helps build suicide prevention networks in the community, and has been shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality. Questions? Contact Hanna Cassise at 248-452-5196 or email@example.com More info: https://www.oakgov.com/health/partnerships/Pages/Youth-Suicide-Prevention-.aspx
Oakland County Health Division, Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority, Common Ground, Easter Seals, Training & Treatment Innovations, Oakland Family Services, and Oakland Schools have developed a plan to focus and coordinate suicide prevention efforts in Oakland County. Our partners will guide and implement these activities by engaging public and private stakeholders. The plan is based on an understanding of evolving best practices.
Prevention must be a collaborative effort. The entire community must share the responsibility of identifying and getting those at risk into needed services. Broad awareness of warning signs of suicide will increase appropriate referrals and interventions.
Risk factors can be used to design services for our communities as well as for individuals. Likewise, communities that build and support protective factors will benefit not just in preventing suicide, but in improving public health and safety.
Promoting healing and reducing risk following a suicide (postvention) for both individuals and communities is an important component of suicide prevention efforts.
Significant investments of time and other resources are required to prevent suicide. Focusing on recognized best practices will ensure that these efforts lead to positive outcomes across the lifespan, across the state and across cultures.
Suicide prevention must become a part of all of our ongoing work and become embedded throughout our communities including our schools, corrections at all levels and in our workplaces.
Suicide – a significant public health problem
Suicide is the second leading cause of death, accounting for 12.2% of all deaths for those ages 10 to 24 in the US.