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Suicide Awareness (HLC) Virtual Workshop

January 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Community connectedness has a role to play in reducing the stigma associated with suicide and mental illness – a stigma which inhibits people from discussing their feelings and challenges. This connectedness is especially important during tough times like the COVID-19 pandemic, when individuals are isolated and under extraordinary stress. Break the silence and initiate conversation at an upcoming workshop on suicide prevention, mental health and wellness, presented by Samaritans’ Community Education and Outreach team. You will leave the workshop with the skills and knowledge to better understand the specific challenges facing a variety of groups, and how to best help someone who may be struggling. During the workshop, you will learn how to:

• Learn how to ask directly about suicidal intent and how to best support those in crisis

• Recognize warning signs and risk factors of suicide Find resources to help yourself or a loved one

• Manage stress and develop effective coping skills through discussion, safety planning, and self-care

The mission of Samaritans is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in the community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide.

Audience: All Harvard Longwood Campus staff, faculty and post-docs
Pre-Requisites: None
Cost: None
Late Drop/Cancel Fee: None

Please contact hlctraining@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions.


January 17
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Harvard’s Office of Employee Development & Wellness