Mark Your Calendars! A Suicide Prevention Education Training for teachers, youth leaders and school personnel will be held at Geminus Corporation from 9am to 11am on April 11, 2014. This training is free to register for!CEUS are available. After the training, participants have the option of applying for a FREE Signs of Suicide Middle or High School Kit, valued at $400! For more information please email Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org
Healing Circles Support Group meets once a month at Dyer United Methodist Church on the second Tues of every month.
If you have questions or concerns, you can contact Karen Lawrence at (219) 718-2933.
REQUIRED SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING FOR TEACHERS INDIANA
The list of suicide prevention and intervention trainings can serve as a guide for Indiana graduating teachers who are completing their requirements for licensure (Indiana requires a course in suicide prevention – House Senate Bill 4 - IC20-18-2-22(b)). These programs also offer training for teachers seeking and/or needing continuing education units (CEU’s) or professional growth points (PGP’s). (Suicide prevention / intervention is one of the continuing education topics for current teachers). To locate the training of your choice near you go to the websites provided and ask for the contact information for the State of Indiana. Additionally, a college campus counseling program may have an individual trained in suicide prevention who could provide a workshop. Local suicide prevention councils also sponsor various trainings (a listing of local councils contact information is available at the IPFW Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute http://new.ipfw.edu/behavioral/ and at Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis http://www.mhaindy.net/). You can also find a host of other resources at the National Suicide Prevention Resource Center (http://www.sprc.org/).
INDIANA SUICIDE PREVENTION PLAN 2012
The Indiana Suicide Prevention Plan 2012 is attached in a link that will take you to a site that will allow you to read the plan like a flip-book. Go ahead and try clicking on the following link!
The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) facilitates the State of Indiana Suicide Prevention Task Force and is charged with developing a state suicide prevention plan. This task force is comprised of representatives from ten organizations, including membership from other state agencies such as the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Department of Education, in addition to community organizations whose focus is on providing mental health services and suicide prevention efforts.
EMERGENCY/CONCERN/WORRY REGARDING SUICIDE?
If you or someone you know has ongoing thoughts of death or suicide, or if a suicide attempt has been made, contact a doctor or go to a hospital emergency room immediately or call