course »Understanding and Preventing Suicide with Youth

, 11:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
Phone: (916) 254-5200
Understanding how suicide affects everyone, but some groups are at higher risk than others. Men are about 4 times more likely than women to die from suicide.1 However, 3 times more women than men report attempting suicide.2 In addition, suicide rates are high among middle aged and older adults. Before suicide can be prevented, we need to know how big the problem is, where it is, and whom it affects. CDC learns about a problem by gathering and studying data. These data are critical because they help decision makers send resources where needed most Several factors can put a person at risk for attempting or committing suicide. But, having these risk factors does not always mean that suicide will occur.. The goal is to identify, strengthen, and build awareness while identifying signs for individuals considering suicide. Training Techniques The training techniques included lecture, group discussion. The participants will learn and review: 1. Identify risk and protective factors. 2. Discussion of “WHY?” 3. Suicide Statistics in the US will be reviewed 4. Identifying warning signs.