The purpose of this training is to discuss the importance of suicide prevention in our community. It will explore the risk factors of suicide as well as protective factors. This workshop will address the strategies for suicide prevention and highlight how to identify signs of suicidal behaviors while building awareness of the key issues related to it.
1. Identify risk and protective factors of suicide
2. Learn to identify and understand signs of suicidal thoughts and behaviors
3. Discuss ways to assess for and address signs and symptoms
4. Explore key concepts of suicide awareness
5. Understand the importance of postvention strategies
This course is intended for Masters and Doctoral level mental health professionals, as well as graduate students in a mental health profession.
About the Presenter:
Aisha T. McDonald, LMHC has worked in the social services arena for over 10 years. She has worked with marginalized populations within South Florida specifically those with severe and persistent mental illness, forensic population, individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, youth in the welfare system, and individuals who are involuntarily hospitalized. She is the Lead Trainer for the Mental Health First Aid program at United Way of Broward County and also facilitates community wide trainings on various topics as well as monthly workshops on mental health and substance use issues for the Crisis Intervention Team training for our local sheriff's department and municipal police agencies. She has focused on mental health awareness and education, victim advocacy, educating on toxic masculinity and its effects on violence, substance use and mental health issues with the forensic population as well as diversity and inclusion and social equity.
Sunday, March 21 at 1:00pm to 4:00pmVirtual Event