November 17, 2023
On Friday, November 17, 2023, the Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network is hosting two Suicide Prevention Training for our First Responders at the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge. The titles of the training are: 92 Minutes: a suicide presentation for first responders and Start the Conversation: a suicide presentation for healthcare & behavioral health providers (onecause.com). This is a Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) Registered Training Opportunity.
The guest speakers are Kevin Briggs and Kevin Berthia. An estimated 700,000 people die by suicide worldwide each year and suicide continues to be a leading cause of death. For first responders, this means it is likely they will encounter individuals who experience thoughts of suicide. The additional stresses brought on by the demanding nature of this work contribute to compassion fatigue and burnout. During this training session, attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from a caregiver and the man he helped through skilled and empathetic communication.
This presentation will give attendees both crisis intervention skills to adequately work with persons suffering from thoughts of suicide, as well as specific tools and skills to manage their own self-care post intervention.
Click the image below to see the flyer. Click here to register. This is approved for EMS credit.