Courses AvailableDealing With Difficult PeopleDealing With VictimsEthics-Based Decision MakingWorkplace Violence - Prevention & PredictionWorkplace Bullying Negotiate AnythingTeambuildingLeadership WorkshopSuicide: Assessment and InterventionAdvanced Presentation SkillsSuicide: Assessment and InterventionThis course is designed to deliver a complete spectrum of information relating to suicide, spanning from motivation for suicide through signs and indicators and offering strategies for managing a 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 course 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 course will give you the tools to effectively assess and if necessary, manage a potentially suicidal person. This course can be structured to be delivered as any length from a 90-minute “Lunch and Learn” session, a 4-hour interactive training session, or a full 8-hour day. Introduction•Definition of suicide•Exploration of the reasons people consider suicide as an option•Concept of Constriction; how the suicidal person sees no other optionsDifferences between suicidal attempt and suicidal gesture•Completed suicides•Suicidal attempts: Accompanied by a sincere intent to complete •Suicidal gestures: Absent the intent to completeMethods of suicide•Hanging•Overdose •Firearm•Carbon Monoxide •Cutting/Slashing•JumpingA discussion about the “Why”•Most often as a result of a loss of some sort•Loss of loved ones, death or divorce, loss of support system•Loss of status, work or community•Loss of face, such as being charged for a crime•Loss of future such as a terminal illness or failing health Risk assessment for suicide•Current specific plan•Accessibility of method•Probability of intervention•Previous attempts •Support systemsSuicidal indicators•Widely held myths about suicide•Direct and indirect verbal cues•Behavioral indicators Suicide assessment tool•Plan: Is the plan current and achievable?•Pain: On a numeric scale, how severe is the emotional pain? •Prior attempts: Has the subject attempted suicide in the past?•People: Does the subject have people or other resources available? Communication strategies for assisting the suicidal person•Direct and respectful communication•Popping the question: “Are you thinking about suicide?” •Safety Contract: “Would you promise me…?” This presentation also includes a series of actual suicidal case studies that illustrate the teaching points offered during the session.