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In-Person Suicide Prevention Training: Campus Connect

Overview
Campus Connect is a free 3-hour long training that provides gatekeepers with information and strategies to help prevent suicide, and refer students to campus and community resources. Counseling Services staff utilizes experiential exercises, including an emphasis on acknowledging and working with gatekeepers own fears about suicide. Campus connect prepares faculty, staff, and students with an opportunity to learn about suicide prevention, and practice strategies for interacting with a student who is in crisis.

Gatekeeper Training
A Campus Connect gatekeeper training session includes:

  • Review of college student suicide statistics and facts
  • Discussion of suicide myths and warning signs
  • Instruction on how to ask students if they are thinking about suicide and how to refer students to mental health professionals
  • Review of effective communication and relationship-building skills
  • Discussion of typical emotional reactions experienced both by students in crisis and responding gatekeepers
  • Participation in four experiential exercises
  • Participation in a guided group role play

REQUEST CAMPUS CONNECT TRAINING HERE

Please contact Dr. Tal Yonai at tyonai@ramapo.edu for more information

Online Suicide Prevention Training

Ask.Listen.Refer is an online suicide prevention training that is available for faculty, staff and students. This training helps users:

  • identify people at risk for suicide
  • recognize the risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide
  • respond to and get help for people at risk

This program takes about 20 minutes to complete. It is intended to be educational rather than therapeutic, and it must be completed in one sitting. Logging in and out of the program may cancel your progress and prevent you from obtaining your certificate of completion.

To complete Ask.Listen.Refer, please click here: http://www.asklistenrefer.org/ramapo

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