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Understanding Suicide Risk Interventions

January 26 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Workshop goal: Understanding effective interventions for suicide risk reduction – current research and practice.

We tell people who are struggle with suicidal thoughts to go to therapy. So why are so few therapists trained in evidence-based interventions to reduce risk? Do you know which evidence-based interventions effectively reduce suicide risk?

People who are struggling with suicide risk often fail to receive interventions that could save their lives. We need to do more to train therapists in modalities that reduce risk for their clients/patients. There are no national standards that require mental health professionals to be trained as part of their formal education or throughout their careers. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention reference this lack of competencies for clinicians. Effective interventions can help those who consider suicide to feel more hopeful about their lives and learn the skills they need to cope differently in the face of a suicidal crisis.

This workshop will walk you through evidence-based strategies for offering exceptional care and reducing suicide risk. Please join us for a free half day workshop in celebration of Bell Let’s Talk day on Jan 26th. This workshop is a collaborative effort between Suicide Prevention Middlesex London, Bell Let’s Talk and Navigating Onward.