This course is designed to be a recognition and referral training that allows each individual to help create communities of support for mental health, and decrease deaths of despair. The training focuses to increase understanding and awareness of suicide risk. Also, how to intervene when you are concerned about someone you know, connect them with resources, and offer support moving forward.
All sectors in the community who are interested in mental health awareness/prevention and/or want to support a more resilience and compassionate workplace. This includes Healthcare professionals, public health workers, first responders, education, and beyond.
- Define many topics related to suicide
- How to indentify individuals who may be at an increased risk
- Understand how to intervene and connect individuals with resources
The length of time for participants to take this course is estimated to be 1.5 hours
The course will cover the following:
- Information about suicide including warning signs, statistics, and risk and protective factors
- Intervention practice and resources for individuals who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts.
- Challenges to mental health stigma, and lived experience stories.
- Provide information for suicide loss survivors.
COL Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
Domain 1: Data Analytics and Assessment Skilss
1.1 Describes factors that affect the health of community
Domain 2: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
2.3. Evaluates policies, programs, services, and organizational performance
Domain 3: Communication Skilss
3A7. Facilitates communication among individuals, groups, and organizations
Domain 4: Health Equity Skills
4.2. Engages in continuous self-reflection about one’s biases
4.3. Recognizes the diversity of individuals and populations
Domain 5: Community Partnership Skills
5.1. Describes conditions, systems, and policies affecting community health and resilience
Domain 6: Public Health Science Skills
6.1. Describes systems, policies, and events impacting public health
6.2. Applies public health sciences in delivering the 10 Essential Public Health Services
Domain 8: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
8.1. Creates opportunities to achieve cross-sector alignment
8.3. Addresses facilitators and barriers impacting delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services
Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts
- Jessica Provines, PhD, Assistant Vice President for Wellness and Chief Psychologist, Wichita State University
- Marci Young, PsyD, Director of Prevention and Outreach, Counseling and Prevention Services, Wichita State University
- Suzanne Hawley, PhD, MPH, Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Wichita State University
The following organizations collaborated on the development of this course:
- Counseling and Prevention Services, Wichita State University (CAPS-WSU)
- Midwestern Public Health Training Center (MPHTC)