Webinar: Suicide risk, assessment, and intervention: Skill building lab
The global pandemic and resulting social isolation have taken a heavy toll on the human mind, heart, and spirit. Though the strain is difficult for everyone, marginalized communities already dealing with systemic injustice and those with existing mental health challenges have an extra level of distress to contend with. Professional helpers may encounter suicidal clients in any health and human service role, but may not feel confident about how to tell who is most at risk for suicide, how to assess the level of danger, and how to connect someone who is struggling with effective interventions. Broadly relevant to many populations, with special focus on LGBTQ individuals and people living with HIV, this webinar event is designed to help workers build a toolbox of practical skills you can use immediately to support vulnerable people in staying alive and moving towards well.
Explore the dynamics of suicide among vulnerable populations, including people living with HIV and AIDS.
Identify key methods and tools for assessing suicide risk with clients
Describe how to address suicidal ideation and self-harm, boost resilience, and connect clients to specialized care and treatment
Examine prevalence, disparities, trends, unique risk and protective factors, and culturally-specific support interventions