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Courses Available Dealing With Difficult People High Pressure Negotiation: Taking it to the Next Level Leadership Workshop Masterful Communications; Because Every Word Matters Influence: Gaining Voluntary Compliance Enhancing Employee Safety Through Situational Awareness Ethics-Based Decision Making Workplace Violence - Prevention & Prediction Teambuilding Suicide: Assessment and Intervention Advanced Presentation Skills Workplace Bullying Suicide: Assessment and Intervention This presentation is designed to deliver a complete spectrum of information relating to suicide, spanning from motivation for suicide through signs and indicators, and strategies for managing a potentially suicidal person. This information is applicable for anyone that may be in contact with a potentially suicidal person from loved ones, friends, employees, co-workers or even complete strangers. Suicide touches many lives and this presentation will provide information relating to factors that motivate people toward self harm and illustrate the differences between a suicidal gesture and a suicide attempt. This session will offer the tools to effectively assess and if necessary, manage a potentially suicidal person and includes: Introduction and exploration of the reasons people consider suicide as an option Differences between suicidal attempt and suicidal gesture An exploration of the methods of suicide Risk assessment for suicide including a specific plan and probability for intervention Suicide assessment tool used to evaluate and assess potential lethality Communication strategies for assisting the suicidal person This presentation also includes a series of actual suicidal case studies to illustrate the teaching points offered during the session Learning outcome: Participants of this session will gain an understanding of the reasons or motivations that commonly drive a person toward suicidal behaviors. People will leave the session with the confidence and ability to recognize concerning behaviors as well as the ability and tools to engage a potentially suicidal person.