Suicide: Let’s Talk about it! Preventing Suicide in Youth



Vibrant Emotional Health formerly MHA-NYC - Youth Mental Health


Zoom workshop

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Suicide: Let’s Talk about It!

Preventing Suicide in Youth

June 2, 2020  2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

All Vibrant Training sessions for DYCD-funded program staff will be facilitated online using Zoom throughout the end of June.  We appreciate your patience with this process, as it is new technology for many of us.  

Following your registration on EventBrite, you will receive the Zoom registration link. You will need to register for the session on Zoom prior to the start of the training to receive the link in a confirmation email to attend the Zoom training.

After attending the session, you will receive a certificate of attendance via email along with the materials shared in the session within 72 hours.


Target Audience: 

All DYCD-funded program staff working with youth and young adults.



The rate of suicide in youth is on the rise.  It is now the second leading cause of death among youth age 15 to 24.  Have you ever been reluctant to have a conversation about suicide because you didn’t know what questions to ask or the right words to say?  Insufficient knowledge about suicide and how to assess a youth’s risk can make these conversations difficult.  


This training will provide an introduction to suicide prevention.  There will be a focus on learning the factors that put adolescents and young adults at increased risk for suicide and how to recognize the warning signs.  Participants will have the opportunity to talk about suicide, learn how to respond appropriately to potentially suicidal individuals, and become knowledgeable about interventions and resources.  Participants will practice using newly learned language and techniques to become more comfortable and confident in talking with youth about suicide.  


Training Objectives:

  •  Leave with an increased general knowledge about suicide including the myths, facts and statistics.

  • Learn suicide risk/protective factors and how to recognize warning signs

  • Gain tools and techniques to respond effectively to those in crisis utilizing appropriate language and recognizing cultural appropriation.  

  • Become more familiar with community resources


Facilitated by: Damon Watson, Supervisor, H2H Connect Contact Center & Gail Bower, Lead Crisis Counselor, NYC Well from Vibrant Emotional Health


Please contact Cristina Harris (charris@vibrant.orgwith any questions.