Virtual Suicide Prevention Training: Taking Care of Ourselves and Others
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About the Event
People of all races, ethnicities, genders, identities, orientations, abilities, ages, and classes can be at risk for having suicidal thoughts and mental health conditions. According to the Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health, African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. In addition, recent attention has brought to light that Black men and Black boys are attempting and completing suicides at much higher rates than in the past. Unfortunately, many people struggle to reach out for help, in part because of the stigma associated with having a mental health condition and with seeking therapy, which can lead to lethal results.It’s time to break the silence!
Join us for a virtual suicide prevention webinar offered by Samaritans, where we will provide you with information about signs to look for and how to get help or connect a loved one with resources. we understand that these conversations can be challenging, so we will create a supportive environment for a healthy discussion.Topics covered during the workshop include:
• Suicide risk factors and warning signs
• Coping skills and resiliency building
• Facts, figures, and myth-busting
• Best practices for talking to and helping someone who may be suicidal
• Samaritans’ and community resources
This webinar is a collaboration between Samaritans Inc, InnoPsych, Inc., and Myrtle Baptist Church Pastoral Counseling Ministry. For questions, please email Dr. Charmain Jackman at Thrive@InnoPsych.com.
This is a virtual event.
***The Zoom link will be sent to you after you register.
The mission of Samaritans is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in the community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. Learn more at www.samaritanshope.org.
The mission of InnoPsych is to make it simpler and faster for people of color to find therapists from their cultural backgrounds and to change cultural narratives that get in the way of emotional health and healing. Learn more at www.InnoPsych.com.
The Health & Wellness and Pastoral Counseling Ministries at Myrtle Baptist Church work together to promote a holistic approach to health that encourages an individual’s physical, emotional, spiritual well-being in the context of their relationship to God, family, and community. We also seek to educate and empower our community about issues that promote emotional wellness and healing. Learn more at www.myrtlebaptist.org.