I want to start off by saying I am proud of you for taking this step in helping to save a life.
If you have any questions while you are viewing this training, please do not hesitate to send me a text message: 480-530-7059. I will do my best to get to you ASAP. I am in Arizona (MST) time zone, just keep that in mind if I don't respond right away.
About this training:
I have created this webinar based on my Suicide Prevention Certification. Learning how to ask the question is how you can offer hope to someone thinking about suicide.
Please know that this training could be a trigger for some, so if you need to stop and reach out to someone to chat, please do that. The Suicide Prevention Hotline is 800-273-8255.
This training is about 75 minutes in total. Once we wrap up the suicide recognition, prevention portion, I then go into my training in Reducing Lethal Means.
Again, if you have any questions before, during, or after your training, reach out to me. I would love to chat. Text me at 480-530-7059 or email me at email@example.com.
Grab a Mental Health Check Buddy
What is a mental health check buddy, you ask?
Choose a friend or family member you know you can rely on, and you can hold each other accountable for your mental health.
Your mental health check buddy is the person you can call when you are at your worst and you need an ear.
This is NOT a "misery loves company" kind of buddy. You are not looking for a whining companion to complain about life with each other.
The goal is to ask each other the hard questions, listen with the intention to help, and be completely honest with each other without judgment.
I highly encourage you and your buddy to go through this training together. It will give you both the tools and knowledge to ask that hard questions and what to look out for with each other's mental health.
Mental Health Buddies can save lives!!