OBJECTIVES: At the end of the program, the participant will be able to:
- State one or more correlations between addiction and the prevalence of suicide.
- State four or more warning signs that may indicate a person is contemplating or at risk for suicide.
- Describe four or more techniques that may encourage an individual at risk for suicide to accept help.
- State two or more local or national resources for suicide prevention/intervention.
Handouts and Related Reading
- How I Stayed Alive While My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me, Susan Rose Blauner
- The Scarred Soul, Tracy Alderman
- My Son…My Son…A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss or Suicide, Iris Bolton
- No Time to Say Goodbye, Carla Fine
- Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach, David Jobes
- Why People Die by Suicide, Thomas Joiner
- Bodily Harm: The Breaththrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers, Jennifer Kingsonbloom
- Cutting, Steven Levenkron
- Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, Marsha Linehan
- Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology, Ron Maris, Lanny Berman, Mort Silverman
- Women Who Hurt Themselves, Dusty Miller
- The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse Counselors, Shawn Shea
- Treating Self-Injury, Barent Walsh
About the Presenter
Raymond Dalton, MA, Currently Ray is the Community Corrections Outreach Program Coordinator for Dawn Farm. He facilitates Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Groups in the Washtenaw County Jail and Probation Department. Prior to working for Dawn Farm he recruited, trained and supervised volunteer counselors to answer the suicide prevention hotline for the state of Kansas. He received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Mary and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas.