Suicide Prevention – Everyone can play a role

Thursday, April 18, 2019
7–8 pm

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, please contact the free, 24/7 and confidential Buckelew Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 415-499-1100.

Suicide is a major public health concern that impacts individuals, families and communities. It also requires multi-faceted approaches. This interactive community presentation, by the Buckelew Suicide Prevention Program (BSPP), is designed to provide an introduction to suicide prevention and to create community conversation around this important health issue. You will walk away with an increased general knowledge about suicide, an increased ability to respond to a person who may be at risk for suicide with specific, basic suicide intervention skills, and increased personal confidence. You will also learn specific ways you can play a role in your family and community. Community resources will be available. This presentation is designed for 18 and over.

GOALS:

  • Identify key protective and risk factors and the role they play in suicide prevention
  • Recognize suicidal behavior/feelings through warning signs
  • Discuss the importance of valuing help seeking over stigma
  • Communicate effectively with someone in distress or feeling suicidal, keep them safe and refer for help
  • Identify specific strategies to engage in suicide prevention in our family and community

QUESTIONS: Larry Rippee Visual Arts Coordinator/ Events at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center lrippee@sgvcc.org; 415-488-8888 ext 252

The Buckelew Suicide Prevention Program (BSPP) focuses on prevention, intervention and postvention strategies through crisis counseling, education, outreach and training in Marin and North Bay Counties. The Suicide Prevention Program has been in continuous operation since 1971. In 2012, the program merged with Buckelew Programs which helps more than 10,000 people each year with mental health and related behavioral health challenges. www.buckelew.org or email: hotline@buckelew.org.