In this workshop, you will learn various suicide awareness/prevention ideas and techniques. We will begin with the documentary The Ripple Effect, followed by a panel discussion. This film chronicles Kevin Hines’s personal journey and the ripple effect it has on those who have been impacted by his suicide attempt, and his life’s work since. The film highlights the stories of individuals and families who are utilizing their personal tragedy to bring hope and healing to others.
The afternoon sessions will focus on CONNECT Training. CONNECT is a community based approach that focuses on prevention, intervention, & postvention. CONNECT Training promotes early detection and treatment of risk factors like mental illness and substance use disorders which can lead to secede thought, threats, attempts, & deaths.