The School Mental Health supplement is partnering with Forefront Suicide Prevention & the University of Washington SMART Center to bring the LEARN® Saves Lives Suicide Prevention Training for Parents/Caregivers directly to you in your own home, free of charge.
Developed by Forefront, the five simple and effective Forefront Suicide Prevention LEARN® steps empower individuals to help others move in the direction of hope, recovery, and survival.
*The LEARN® Saves Lives Suicide Prevention Training is part of The Well-Being Series - Connections During COVID-19: Mental Wellness Webinars for Families and Educators. Click here to learn more about our series of webinars for kids, parents, and educators, focusing on mental wellness and suicide prevention.
WHAT IT IS: Forefront Suicide Prevention Center's LEARN® Saves Lives webinar teaches essential skills for suicide prevention. Join us to learn how to:
- Make your home safer to prevent the risk of suicide
- Ask your kid about suicide in a safe way
- Recognize the signs of a mental health crisis and practical steps to address it
Access event flyer here.
Learn more about Forefront and the LEARN® Saves Lives curriculum here.
Access recorded webinar and presentation materials after the event here.
WHY IT'S CRITICAL RIGHT NOW:
Several societal trends are happening related to the coronavirus outbreak that are aligning unless we take action into the perfect suicide storm. Research shows suicide rates increase during times of economic downturns. There are currently millions of families and young adults struggling to make ends meet and feeling hopeless about the current economic situation. Economic uncertainty about the future is pervasive.
But we can get in front of a possible spike in the suicide curve by being proactive about suicide prevention now. This training will show you how.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
LEARN® Saves Lives Suicide Prevention Training for Parents & Caregivers will be hosted by Dr. Jennifer Stuber, co-founder and Director of Forefront Suicide Prevention Center at University of Washington and Dr. Chris DeCou, All Patients Safe Fellow at Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center.
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