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Kansas State Suicide Prevention Plan
Presentations for Coalitions and Community Members
Introduction to Suicide Prevention
An overview of relevant suicide statistics to help the presentation audience identify the scope of the problem of suicide and possible
interventions for suicide prevention in their sector. The presentation includes a review of the warning signs of suicide and a review of the theory explaining how some may come to consider suicide.
Suicide Talk is a 2-hour suicide awareness presentation that helps participants to understand the issue of suicide and how they can help prevent it in their communities. The session is appropriate for anyone over the age of 15 who wants to learn more and help make a difference.
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
This is a two-day workshop for learning suicide intervention skills. The focus is on learning to identify suicide risks and developing a plan with the person at risk to stay safe for now. Participants are taught to identify possible warning signs for suicide including changes in behavior such as isolation, withdrawal, discussing suicide, increase in substance use, aggressiveness, and feelings of hopelessness or pain. Participants are then taught to identify a plan that will keep the person safe which often includes helping the person seek longer-term support.
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
The CPR for suicide risk. At the end of this session, participants will be competent in identifying someone at risk of suicide and helping to connect them to their next resource.