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National Best Practice Suicide Prevention Program from The Connect Program

  • Designated National Best Practice Program approved by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) and the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
  • Comprehensive training curriculum including:
    • Prevention and intervention
    • Postvention (promoting healing and reducing risk after a suicide).
    • SurvivorVoices: Sharing the Story of Suicide Loss program trains survivors of suicide loss how to safely share their story privately and publicly.
  • A public health, socio-ecological approach that looks at the individual, family, community and society.  While a suicide is the act of an individual, it occurs in the context of and impacts that person’s relationships, community, and the larger society and culture.
  • Cross-training includes lecture, interactive case scenarios, activities, facilitated discussion, printed materials, and best practice protocols.  
  • Integrates of key aspects of the National Strategy of Suicide Prevention (NSSP).  
  • More than “just training”, Connect helps you understand how systems work and how to collaborate across systems to create an integrated community response.
  • Training that can be customized to meet the needs of your community or organization.  Connect goes beyond   a “one size fits all” tool box, manual, or on-line seminar.
  • Interactive training from master trainers/clinicians in the field of mental health.
  • Consultative and collaborative approach.  We work with you to ensure the training fits your culture.  We consult up-front to maximize buy-in from potential participants, assess readiness, examine relationships within your community or organization, and advise on recruiting participants.
  • Uses evidence-supported best practice protocols designed for service providers and community members.
  • Developed and operated by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – New Hampshire.
  • Connect trainers travel nationally and internationally to your location.

 

Disclaimer: This website is not intended to be a substitute for a professional evaluation of any individual deemed to be suicidal. If you or someone you know is in crisis, go to Get Help.