FREE CALM training

On Thursday, December 6, 2018 the Safer Homes Collaborative will be offering a FREE CALM training from 3:00 to 4:00 PM, at the suicide prevention conference at the Qualtiy Inn in Festus, MO.  Registration for this training is required, as seats are limited to the first 30 participants.

Access to lethal means can determine whether a person who attempts suicide lives or dies. This course explains why means reduction is an important part of a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention. This course will teach participants how to have a conversation about a person’s access to lethal means, and work with them to reduce their access, when they are at risk for suicide.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain why reducing access to lethal means is an effective way of saving lives.
  • Describe the role of quick decision making, ambivalence, and differing lethality of methods in contributing to suicide attempts and deaths.
  • Ask a person at risk for suicide about their access to lethal means.
  • Offer to assist them in reducing access to lethal means, particularly firearms and medications, including:
  • Communicate effectively with those who have access to lethal means about this issue.
  • Steps to take to help keep the person safe

The University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned.

The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.12 CEUs) for this activity.

Feel free to share this training opportunity with any of your co-workers or associates whom you feel would benefit from training in Conversations on Access to Lethal Means.

For more information about the Suicide Prevention Conference or the CALM training opportunity visit the MIMH Training Website.