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Reduction of Access to Lethal Means (RALM)
This training discusses access to various lethal means and the ways in which we can reduce the access to those for suicidal individuals including firearms, poison/medication, ligatures & sharps and others. This training specifically discussed the lethality of different means. We touch on Safety Plans and how to implement a Safety Plan with a professional for the protection of the suicidal individual.
This training is appropriate for the average healthcare professional, it is NOT suggested for Veterans, their support systems or suicidal individuals in general.
This training gives individuals the tools to act with care and compassion when encountering a suicidal individual. It gives step by step instructions on what they should do, when they should do it and when to seek additional professional help. We discuss suicide basics such as risk factors, warning signs and more. Participants should feel confident in their ability to assist a suicidal individual at the conclusion of this training.
Veteran Suicide Prevention
This training discusses concepts and theories behind why Veterans specifically are at such a higher risk for suicide when compared to the average civilian. We discuss Thomas Joiner’s theory and identify the needs of this population to prevent suicide. Prevention tactics are discussed and suggestions for helping Veterans get the help they need is included.
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
This training is a Suicide 101 training. All the basics surrounding suicide education are presented: statistics, risk factors, warning signs and more. We also touch specifically on Veteran suicide. This training is for overall awareness about suicide and basic education for the average civilian.
Appropriate for workplaces, community facilities, and more.
Reduction of Access to Lethal Means: Family & Friends Edition
This training is similar to our RALM training in that we discuss ways in which we can reduce the access to lethal means for suicidal individuals including firearms, poison/medication, ligatures & sharps and others. We touch on Safety Plans and how to implement a Safety Plan with a professional for the protection of the suicidal individual. We discuss roles each person plays (professional vs. supporting loved one) in keeping their loved one safe.
This training is appropriate for Veterans, their loved ones/social support, and suicidal individuals.
Supporting Your Veteran Loved One
This training focuses on the specific actions the social support and loved ones surrounding a struggling Veteran can do to provide social, physical, emotional and mental support. We discuss basic suicide prevention awareness and specifics steps they can take to protect their loved one. We discuss ways to get additional support when needed.
Women Veterans & Suicide Prevention
This training discusses the lifespan of the average woman Veteran and the unique struggles she faces when compared to her male counterpart. We discuss statistics and data that indicate the discrepancy between the two genders and how females are at a higher risk for a variety of things such as mental health issues, substance abuse/misuse, Military Sexual Trauma, and suicidal ideation. We also discuss methods and tactics specifically targeting women Veterans to address this issue.
Military Culture & Suicide Prevention (Healthcare Providers)
In this training we discuss basic military 101 and educate participants on general military knowledge. Ethos is discussed and specific military culture and healthcare is also addressed. Statistics surrounding healthcare missteps and suicide are explored with suggestions and information on avoiding those missteps to save lives.
This training is good for healthcare professionals who work with Veterans frequently or who have little-to-no training on military culture and/or ethos.
Grief & Loss
This training focuses on the many ways in which individuals experience loss and how they can grieve those losses. We focus specifically on Veterans—the common losses they face, how they handle those losses and the healthy ways in which they can grieve. We discuss the process of grief and the health coping methods that can accompany that grief.
This training is appropriate all audiences.
Guilt Trauma & Suicide Prevention
This training focuses on guilt trauma, the ways in which it can interfere with an individual’s life and how it can lead to suicidal ideation. We discuss the importance of addressing the guilt head-on and not avoiding the feelings and how doing this with a mental health professional is important. We discuss what can happen if guilt is not addressed and the ways in which we can cope with guilt in a healthy manner. We also discuss what to do if you DON’T feel guilt but think you should.
This training is appropriate for all audiences.
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
This training discusses the tactic of working towards behavioral change by using motivational interviewing techniques. We discuss the ins and outs of MI, what it entails, how to appropriately and effectively utilize the technique. We discuss how this can be used with suicidal individuals to help them towards a path of recovery and safety.
Overcoming Communication Barriers
This training discusses common communication issues and barriers we experience when communicating. We discuss communication vehicles, communication styles and barriers associated with different types of communication.
In this training we discuss the concept behind community mobilization in targeting a specific social service issue. We explore how to implement a Community Needs Assessment, how to create partnerships and how to effectively implement a community mobilization outreach plan. We focus specifically on Veteran Suicide Prevention opportunities and services.
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