Suicide Alertness Training Session
Are you a service provider, staff member, parent or community representative who comes in contact with those at risk for suicide?
Do you need information about suicide awareness and prevention?
If you answered YES, this FREE safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training is for you.
Friday, January 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Jefferson Center for Mental Health 4851 Independence Street Clear Creek Conference Room Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
After participating in the safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training, you will be able to:
Understand how personal and community beliefs about suicide affect suicide stigma and safety.
Appreciate how the steps taught in safeTALK can be used to help prevent suicide.
Learn ways to help protect, preserve and promote life in a suicide safer community.
Seating is limited. RSVP to https://safetalkjan2019.eventbrite.com QUESTIONS? Contact Heather Trish at email@example.com or 303-432-5265.
Social Emotional Support Information:
Social and emotional learning (SEL) describes a set of competencies and skills that enhances students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges.
Jeffco Public Schools has adopted the five core components of social and emotional learning outlined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
Responsible Decision Making
SEL takes place within the context of safe, participatory school, family, and community environments that support children’s development and provides opportunities and recognition for successfully applying these competencies. This approach promotes intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competence.
Mental health is a serious issue in the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate as much as 25 percent of the American population has some form of mental illness. If someone you care about is showing symptoms of mental illness or addiction, it can be difficult to know how to help them.
What you can do to help?
- Learn more about the signs and symptoms of mental health and addiction issues
- Offer to make their first appointments with a medical professional; accompany them to their visits if possible
- Help with medications and treatment
- Support a healthy lifestyle
- Try to offer encouragement; be understanding and patient
- If your loved on is in crisis, seek immediate professional help
- Remember to also take care of YOU