This is a guest post from the Wake Forest University Counseling Center:
From April 11 to April 15, the Wake Forest University Counseling Center will be conducting a Suicide Prevention Training each day in hopes of training over 250 people during the week. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to come learn how to identify and help members of our community who are most in need of mental health services.
Wake Forest University Counseling Center (UCC) staff are trained in suicide prevention and utilize the evidence-based CampusConnect: A Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers from Syracuse University. UCC staff train members of the WFU community (faculty, staff, & students) to recognize and respond to individuals who may be struggling with mental health concerns and suicidal thoughts/behaviors. This training will equip you to understand signs of depression and possible suicidality and have preliminary conversations with a person about what you observe while managing your own anxiety and discomfort with the topic, culminating with skills on making a referral to appropriate professionals.
Click here to register for the training.