Date: 12/16/2016, 9:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
This training is great for everyone who works with youth. Did you know that the World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1 million people die each year from suicide? Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. Suicide is the THIRD leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18. Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs. Learn how to recognize these warning signs and what you can do to save a life. Review the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety and how they are directly linked to suicide. Learn the different misconceptions around suicide and how to best address these in your work. Provided will be several tips on how to prevent suicide, including how to assess the level of suicide risk. Explore common suicide risk factors for children and teens. These includes problems that may trigger a suicide attempt in children and teens and alarming statistics that will remind of our crucial role as providers to both assess and address suicide with all our youth. Learn how you can make a difference!
By the end of this training students should have an increased understanding of:
- The prevalence of depression, anxiety and suicide with youth;
- How to recognize signs and symptoms of someone who is suicidal and how to best help them;
- Common misconceptions of suicide and how to address these in our clinical work;
- Warning signs of suicide and tips how to best manage these;
- How to assess the level of suicide risk;
- Common suicide risk factors;
- Problems that may trigger a suicide attempt in children and teens;
- How providers can help prevent suicide