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Suicide Prevention During COVID-19 and Beyond
Suicide Prevention During COVID-19 and Beyond
October 1, 2020

September is known as Suicide and Mental Health Recovery Month and to highlight these important mental health topics, the Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center invite you to their webinar, Suicide Prevention During COVID-19 and Beyond.

This webinar addresses the key areas of suicide prevention, including facts and myths, warning signs, and intervention strategies. Trainees will identify how to assess for suicide risk as well as learn about the resources and supports available.


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Webinar Objectives:

  • Dispel myths about suicide
  • Identify signs and symptoms of someone who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts
  • Identify risk factors
  • Understand how to have a meaningful conversation around suicide
  • Develop awareness of how to intervene and help a person who may be suicidal
  • Provide resources and referral sources



PJ Wenger has 29 years of experience working in the field of mental health. She has spent considerable time in a variety of settings developing her counseling experience. These settings include psychiatric emergency, inpatient treatment with both adults and children, in-home counseling for mental health issues, residential treatment, schools, and private practice. In the school setting, PJ Wenger has worked at the Elementary level, the Middle School level, and the High School level. In addition to this experience, PJ has been a Trauma Responder at the Local, State, and National Level. She has responder to large events like 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy as well as traumatic events that affect schools such as suicides, traumatic deaths of staff/students, and homicides.

PJ is licensed by the NJ State Board of Family and Health Practitioners and is a certified member of the National Board of Certified Counselors. She has a Masters in Counseling and an Ed.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy.