This session was originally held on December 1, 2017.
Many myths exist around the topic of suicide. One of the most dangerous myths is that talking about suicide with a young person will plant the idea in their head and cause suicide. In reality, the opposite is true. Asking directly about suicidal ideas or intentions can help people who believe like there is no one to talk to about how horrible they feel. This webinar will introduce the risk factors that contribute to mental health issues and suicidal behavior and the warning signs that require immediate action. Strategies for intervening will be explored as well as best practices for referrals and follow up.
Presenter: Amy Moritz, Strategic Partnerships Managing Coordinator, Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning (CPSEL). Amy is a certified OLWEUS Bullying Prevention trainer, a certified SAP trainer, a certified Lifelines Suicide Prevention trainer, and a certified PQAS trainer.