Developed by NAMI New Hampshire, Connect Suicide Prevention/Intervention provides training in suicide prevention across the lifespan for professionals and laypersons. Using a unique socio-ecological model, Connect examines suicide prevention in the context of the individual, family, tribe, community and society.
Participants learn to recognize early warning signs of suicide and how to connect with individuals at risk and get them help. Additionally, Connect training addresses “systems” issues including the need for community-wide collaboration, safe messaging, restricting access to lethal means, and the impact of social media.
1. Gain an awareness of the impact of suicide locally and nationally and recognize warning signs in individuals who may be at risk.
2. Recognize and identify the risk and protective factors that underlie suicide risk, and foster safe messaging in talking about suicide risk.
3. Understand best practice protocols for communication and access to resources in response to suicide attempts and threats in individuals
This course satisfies the suicide prevention (6 hrs) requirement for Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) certification in the state of New Hampshire, per the NH LADC Board. 6 CEUs awarded upon completion of the entire course.
About the Trainers NOTE: Ginger & Bret are not training at the Jan. 30th Training. NAMI NH Trainers are training on that date.
Ginger Ross is a trainer for Connect NAMI Suicide Prevention, CCAR Ethical Considerations for recovery Coaches, CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and HIV for Recovery Support Workers. Ginger works for Granite Pathways Regional Access Point Services.
Bret Smith is a CRSW and Hope for New Hampshire Recovery Center Lead Peer Specialist in Manchester.
He also works as a Peer Specialist with Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester. He is a trainer of
Connect NAMI Suicide Prevention, CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, Hope Peer Specialist Training Program, CCAR Recovery Coach Academy. Bret is the Director of education and training at Hope for New Hampshire Recovery.TBA