Supporting Students, Staff and Faculty for a UW-Seattle safe from suicide.
As a UW-Seattle employee you may come in contact with students, colleagues, friends or family members in distress. Nationally, nearly 10% of all university students are struggling with thoughts of suicide, and at a campus our size there may be 600 suicide attempts per year. UW-Seattle has had 18 suicide deaths in the last 6 years. When you see someone in distress you might be wondering how serious it is and if suicide is possible. You might be wondering how to help them -- or even how to help yourself.
Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention, a center based at the University of Washington's School of Social Work, is proud to provide access to both a best-practice standardized online training, and an engaging, hopeful, practical, skill-based 90 minute training to faculty and staff of UW’s Seattle campus. Both trainings are offered at no-cost thanks to the Husky Help & Hope (H3) suicide prevention initiative funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
This training will help us identify individuals, particularly students, who might be having thoughts of suicide, and help us know how and where we can refer those individuals to keep them safe.