Webinar: Suicide Prevention and Awareness in the Workplace

Newly published research reveals that suicide rates have dramatically increased in the last decade.

 

 

Dave Uldricks

Suicide Prevention and Awareness in the Workplace

Aug 27, 20183:00pm EDT1 hour

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Recent news of celebrity suicides has heightened concern and generated interest in learning more about this important subject. Newly published research reveals that suicide rates have dramatically increased in the last decade. Suicide is a profoundly disturbing event and many people respond with confusion, fear and anger when confronting it. This webinar will demystify suicide through discussion of why it occurs, the risk factors associated with suicide and how to intervene with those who are suicidal or potentially suicidal.

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
• Identify causes of suicide and the role of social contagion
• Recognize risk factors, including signs and symptoms of depression
• Describe common myths associated with suicide
• Describe how to intervene with someone who is expressing suicidal thoughts
• Understand the importance of creating a “safety plan”
• Introduce valuable resources

Eric Antens, Senior Training Consultant
ComPsych

As ComPsych’s Senior Training Consultant, Eric brings over 30 years of behavioral health and group facilitation experience to the training department. He is an impactful trainer who is described by clients as engaging, passionate, knowledgeable and funny. Eric is a sought-after subject matter expert in areas including stress, conflict, trauma, communication, workplace violence, addiction and wellness.

Eric joined the ComPsych Training Department 10 years ago, and in that time he has authored dozens of training programs and facilitated hundreds. He has provided expert consultation for diverse clients such as police cybercrimes units, hospital emergency department staff, human resource employee relations teams and fire departments among others. Before ComPsych, Eric worked for over 20 years as a behavioral health clinician in a variety of settings, including hospitals, substance abuse facilities, child protective services, and his own private counseling practice specializing in trauma survivors and their families.