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Talk Saves Lives Workshop

November 8, 2021

On Wednesday, November 10, from 3-4:30 p.m. on Zoom, the ISU Counseling & Testing Center will host a “Talk Saves Lives” event. Talk Saves Lives is the American Foundation for Suicide Preventions' standardized, 90-minute program that provides participants with a clear understanding of this leading cause of death, including the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention and what people can do in their communities to help save lives. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide and how to keep themselves and others safe.

Topics covered include

  • Scope of the Problem: The latest data on suicide in the U.S., worldwide, and at ISU.

  • Research: Information from research on what causes people to consider suicide, as well as health, historical, and environmental factors that put individuals at risk.

  • Prevention: An understanding of the protective factors that lower suicide risk, and strategies for managing mental health and being proactive about self-care.

  • What You Can Do: Guidance on warning signs and behaviors to look for, and how to get help for someone in a suicidal crisis.

Registration is required. For questions or to schedule a Talk Saves Lives for your department or group, please contact Susan MaComb at macosusa@isu.edu or call Counseling and Testing at (208) 282-2130.


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