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Greater Pensacola society for human resource management


September GPSHRM Monthly Meeting

  • September 14, 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Gulf Coast Kid's House, 3401 N 12th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32503


September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and this important time of observance and suicide awareness is not limited to who it can affect.

The issues of suicide are complex and the emphasis on “connectedness”, highlights the critical role relationships and interpersonal connections to family, friends, the community, and resources can play in preventing suicide

In a world of ever-changing circumstances and disruptions, you may be the first person to talk with someone at risk but have little or no training. Recognizing the signs and knowing what to do, what to say, and how to intervene and can be the difference to ensure you’re prepared to provide suicide first aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed.

In this presentation, we will discuss:  

How to use a suicide intervention model to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, seek a shared understanding of reasons for dying and living, develop a safe plan based upon a review of risk, be prepared to do follow-up, and become involved in suicide-safer community networks through mini lectures, facilitated discussions, group simulations, and role plays.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Recognize that family members, friends, supervisor/manager, coworkers, and persons at risk are affected by personal and societal attitudes about suicide.
  • Discuss suicide in a direct manner with someone at risk.
  • Identify risk alerts and develop related safe plans.
  • Demonstrate the skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide.
  • List the types of resources available to a person at risk, including themselves.
  • Make a commitment to improving community resources.

This event has been submitted for one (1) HRCI and SHRM recertification credit. 

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