Suicide Prevention + Education
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.
• 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