Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention Overview Overview

Why do people kill themselves? How do I ask someone if they are feeling suicidal? What do I do if they say they ARE suicidal? How do I deal with the strong emotions that suicide generates? This course will provide answers for these and other questions that many crisis interventionists have about suicide. It will provide participants with basic information about suicide as well as help participants develop practical skills for prevention, intervention and postvention. Small group role-playing will allow participants to apply the suggested techniques as they are learned.
This course is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about intervening across the suicide spectrum. Professionals from the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress may all benefit.
Program Highlights

Group and Peer Crisis intervention

This Class Covers the Following Topic areas

  • Common myths about suicide
  • Risk factors for suicidal behavior
  • Frequent motivations for suicide
  • Problem solving methods
  • Effective intervention strategies
  • Elements of effective postvention
  • Elements of survivor grief
  • Community referral sources
  • “Mini-lecture” on suicide
  • Feelings and reactions of suicide survivors

Completion of “Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (14 Continuing Education Hours) qualifies as one of ICISF’s Core Courses towards a Certificate of Specialized Training Program.


Approved for 14 CEs from the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (BAP1132)

Also, 14 CEs Florida Nurses (NCE 3470)

Target Audience

EAP, HR, public safety, mental health, chaplains, EMS/Fire, Healthcare workers, police officers, dispatchers, airline personnel and disaster workers who are already trained in the critical incident stress debriefing format. Those working extensively with traumatized victims from various walks of life will benefit from the training too.

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