Special Announcement

Suicide Prevention Awareness: Applications in the Workplace and our Communities

Suicide Prevention Awareness: Applications in the Workplace and our Communities

Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours at work. Therefore, suicide prevention at work has a huge role to play in suicide prevention generally. For every person who dies from suicide, twenty more make an attempt. Each one is a preventable tragedy. The highest rates of suicide occur during our working lives – peaking in the late 40’s. Sadly, suicide is also the fourth leading cause of death among 15–19-year-olds, which means people who are just starting out in adulthood are among the highest at risk. Learning about suicide prevention in workplaces and spaces play a critical role in suicide prevention and translates into prevention in our homes, families, and communities. In this webinar, we’ll explore what suicide prevention at work means in practice and the actionable steps colleagues, friends, and employers can take to reduce the risk of suicide in their families and communities. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. A brief overview of the process of intervention for a community member and the subsequent referral process to a provider will be discussed. (Webinar – 75 minutes)

Hosted by: Rukhsana Chaudhry, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, HSD Mental Health & Wellbeing Unit

Speakers:

  • Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, Chief Program Officer, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Dawn P, Brown, National Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine Services

WED: 11/15/2023: 12:00 pm Wash DC, 7:00 pm Sofia, 8:00 pm Nairobi

Webex Linkhttps://worldbankgroup.webex.com/worldbankgroup/j.php?MTID=mcea9705ea4b57d9e7e87a6e27526f981