Faculty and staff are invited to participate in Talk Saves Lives, a 90-minute program developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Thursday, April 8, from 3-4:30 p.m. online via Zoom.
Talk Saves Lives provides participants with information about this leading cause of death, including the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention and what individuals 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.
Program topics 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.
Please register for the Zoom meeting.