Suicide rates have been increasing for two decades, and during this time Washington’s suicide rate has remained higher than the national average. At the same time, the negative impacts of COVID-19 on rates of anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, attempts and deaths are widely documented.
Youth suicide was on the rise in the years before COVID-19, along with anxiety and depression, and the pandemic has triggered an emergency in youth mental health.
King County DCHS’s Suicide Prevention Initiative is pleased to offer upcoming trainings to prevent suicide in your family and community. These trainings are free to all attend and may be shared widely.
The training will give you tools to recognize and help someone who may be considering suicide, and these trainings are ideal for: parents, students, community members, and more.
Join a Free Training
- Friday, Oct. 21st at 10:00 AM (PDT) – 60-minute LEARN training – Register Here
- Friday, Oct. 28th at 12:00 PM (PDT) – 60-minute Understanding Grief After Suicide training – Register Here
The trainings are provided by the Forefront Suicide Prevention, and Center of Excellence at the University of Washington. Their mission is to help people take action to prevent suicide in their communities.
The information in the LEARN training will help you recognize when someone may be at risk for suicide and how to connect them with immediate help. By learning how to recognize the signs of suicide, you could help save someone’s life.
Learn more at www.intheforefront.org or register now for the upcoming free trainings. The trainings are made possible by funding from the American Rescue Plan Act.