Suicide Prevention + Education

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What We Do -

In addition to purchasing the online portal for College SOS, Embrace uses AFSP’s video “It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health” and accompanying discussion guide as interactive teaching tools. The program informs students that depression is a treatable illness, and empowers participants to seek treatment.

As part of our effort, Embrace Mental Health assists with the planning of all components of suicide prevention education, including on-site trainings for students and staff.

Embrace objectives:

• Teaches students that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of an untreated mental illness

• Strengthens students’ abilities to assess signs of a struggle with depression and/or anxiety in themselves or their friends

• Identifies at-risk students and refers them to treatment

•Introduces students to the mental health community, on campus and beyond, and provides them with the tools and understanding needed to access it

• Encourages students to help their peers who may need support

After participation in a suicide prevention training, students have the opportunity to complete SMH’s life-saving screening tool that enables participants to identify whether they - or a friend - might be at-risk and are in need of treatment. Embrace purchases this customizable screening tool for each college campus.

College SOS was developed by Screening for Mental Health, Inc.® Learn more by visiting http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org