Q & A from Webinar #10:
The 5 Things we wish ALL Teachers knew about … How to welcome back a student who experienced suicidality
This was my question :
1. What is the universal definition of “Suicide Prevention” or how does Canada define it?
The range of efforts and resources that those in mental health make available to enhance someone’s safety from suicidal behaviour is generally how suicide prevention is defined.
Here at the Centre for Suicide Prevention we believe that prevention is the only solution to suicide. We teach prevention by educating people with the information, knowledge and skills necessary to respond to the risk of suicide. Suicide Prevention is the term typically used to describe Suicide PIP or Prevention, Intervention and Postvention. Prevention in and of itself, ideally, would obviate the need to have the subsequent stages in suicide awareness, intervention and postvention, in place. Sadly, this has not been achieved as yet but it is a goal.
For the remaining 5 Webinar 10_Q A
Here is the link for all TEN webinars in this series.
Many thanks to the Centre for Suicide Prevention, Calgary – Canada