Talking to someone about suicide can be scary. Take the fear out of the conversation by familiarizing yourself with the COLUMBIA-SUICIDE SEVERITY RATING SCALE (C-SSRS) – a comprehensive assessment model for suicide risk. The C-SSRS is a questionnaire used for suicide assessment. It is available in 114 country-specific languages. The first two hours will provide a brief overview of Suicide Prevention training using the Suicide Prevention Toolkit and is supported by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Federal Interagency Rural Behavioral Health Workgroup in collaboration with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), the National Center for Mental Health Promotion in Rural Communities, and the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention. During the last hour of the course, you will learn to become a vital part of a large grassroots movement of people who are speaking out for suicide prevention and mental health. Advocacy requires sharing our stories with responsibility. Come and learn how to advocate to promote change and healing within our community. *Mental health training is not required to administer the C-SSRS. Various professionals can administer this scale, including physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, peer counselors, coordinators, research assistants, high school students, teachers and clergy.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Two for $20
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Only 25 spots left!
Registration Open through 9/16/2019 1:11 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.
As a Program Director for a Recovery Center in Southern Idaho, I was able to serve people who struggled with Substance Use Disorder and/or Mental Illnesses. It was incredibly rewarding to work with people who were finding their own recovery paths and learning to live again. In Idaho, I served my community in a variety of volunteer positions – from Crisis Counseling to an Advisory Board for the City Council. My husband and I relocated to St George, Utah in 2018 and I currently work for the Area Agency on Aging, Five County AOG as the Media and Public Relations Specialist. I serve on DSU’s Dixie Serves Washington County Volunteer Advisory Council and love the beautiful area that I now call home. I am a mental health, suicide prevention, domestic violence, and recovery advocate. I believe aloha and gratitude is what life is all about and it would be my pleasure to have you in class as you allow me to provide a basic understanding of mental health issues in a safe and supportive learning environment
McDonald Center Room # 104
McDonald Center, S 900 E
St. George, UT 84770
Visitor Parking is allowed in any general lot after 5pm.
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