Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s ‘Talk Saves Lives’ provides participants with a clear understanding of suicide, including the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention and what they can do in their communities to save lives. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide and how to keep themselves and others safe.
Topics covered include:
Scope of the Problem: The latest data on suicide in the U.S. and worldwide
Research: Information on what causes people to consider suicide, as well as health, historical, and environmental factors that put individuals at risk
Prevention: An understanding of the protective factors that lower suicide risk and strategies for managing mental health and being proactive about self-care
What You Can Do: Guidance on warning signs and behaviors to look for and how to get help for someone in a suicidal crisis