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Suicide Prevention Training

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NO ONE SHOULD SUFFER ALONE

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Safe Communities offers a free training where participants learn the warning signs for suicide, risk and protective factors, theories that drive suicidal behavior, how to offer hope, and how to seek help to save a life. 

warning signs for suicide, risk and protective factors, theories that drive suicidal behavior, how to offer hope, and how to seek help to save a life.

Suicide Prevention research recognizes that even socially isolated individuals usually have some sort of contact within their community (e.g. family, doctors, teachers, employer, banker, counselor, etc.) This training teaches diverse groups within each community how to recognize the crisis of suicide and how to act.

Send us an e-mail for more information: info@safercommunites.org

Safe Communities is not a counseling or crisis center and does not provide direct services. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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DANE COUNTY CRISIS NUMBERS

NAMI Dane County
(608) 249-7188
www.namidanecounty.org/

Hopeline Text Line – Text “HOPELINE” to 741741
HOPELINE is the Emotional Support Text Line in the State of Wisconsin and provides service throughout the entire state. HOPELINE’s purpose is to offer emotional support and resources before situations rise to crisis level.

Safe Communities is not a counseling or crisis center and does not provide direct services. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

start the conversation today

Talking about suicide helps prevent it. We’ll help you get the conversation started.

The story of Kevin Berthia, a Suicide Survivor, and Sergeant Kevin Briggs, Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge is a powerful story about mental health, suicide and the importance of human connection. Here are some free online videos regarding their story to introduce the topic of suicide and suicide prevention to your group. Suicide is a difficult topic, but discussing it helps us to see the reality of what life is like for those living with mental illness and teaches us how to connect with one another on a deeper level and prevent suicide.

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OUR SUPPORTERS

  • UnityPoint Health-Meriter Foundation
  • Journey Mental Health Center
  • The Medical Staff of UnityPoint Health-Meriter
  • UW Health
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • UnityPoint Health-Meriter Foundation
  • Journey Mental Health Center
  • The Medical Staff of UnityPoint Health-Meriter
  • UW Health
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin

TRAINING CLASSES

All classes are virtual for the foreseeable future.
They occur every first Thursday of the month at 1pm.

Safe Communities is not a counseling or crisis center and does not provide direct services. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE

Treatment Key

Safe communities has complied a list of abbreviation definitions for finding the right treatment for you.

MAT: Medication for Addiction Treatment.
OP: Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends. individual and group therapy, these can include or not include MAT.
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends individual and extended groups, 9-12 hours a week.
Residential: person lives at the facility for a period of at least 14 days, some last as many as 45 days.
PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program is a structured mental health treatment program that runs for several hours each day, three to five days per week.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that integrates mindfulness techniques.