This webinar will be a foundational webinar in suicide prevention that teaches community members to act as eyes and ears for suicidal distress during COVID-19. Participants will learn to recognize suicide risk, how to ask individuals if they are thinking about suicide, and connect them with help. This webinar will also discuss navigating conversations about suicide across diverse populations, with the aim of equipping community members to be culturally responsive within their communities.
Established in 2010, the Suicide Prevention Program has the mission of reducing and preventing suicides in Santa Clara County, by bringing community awareness to the issue and engaging in community prevention efforts. The Suicide Prevention Program is funded by counties through the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63).
• Identify signs of suicide during COVID-19
• Practice sensitively and confidently asking individuals if they are considering suicide
• Learn how to connect individuals at risk of suicide with the appropriate resources and community supports
• Learn to approach suicide prevention in a culturally sensitive manner