8:30 – 9:30 AM
Ground Zero Coffee Shop
Suicide Detection and Prevention
Suicide is the leading cause of death for 15-24-year-olds. This means that it’s not a matter of if there are students in your ministry struggling with suicidal thoughts, but a question of which ones. We’ll talk about suicide detection and prevention including tools to help you recognize the warning signs, steps to take for early intervention, and resources to turn to as you assist in building a safety network and establishing a safety plan. This is not an exhaustive course in suicide prevention, but is a great starting point on the journey to educating yourself on caring for a student struggling with suicidal thoughts.