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We strive to bring the best prevention trainings and awareness events to the Tahoe/Truckee region.
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Every day in California friends, family and co-workers struggle with emotional pain. And, for some, it's too difficult to talk about the pain, thoughts of suicide and the need for help. Though the warning signs can be subtle, they are there. By recognizing these signs, knowing how to start a conversation and where to turn for help, you have the power to make a difference – the power to save a life.
Know the Signs is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. This campaign is intended to educate Californians:
Register this free, 45-minute Know the Signs gatekeeper training, hosted virtually, intended for audiences of 12 years and older. It will help teach you these skills and introduce you to resources available in North Tahoe communities.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying, "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as ninety minutes.
Suicidal thoughts are common. Suicidal acts, threats and attempts are less common, but much more frequent than most people realize. Suicide is the most common psychiatric emergency and the 10th leading cause of death in America. Suicidal thinking, feeling and behavior are not rare.
Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.
This training can be delivered in two formats:
Tahoe Truckee Suicide Prevention Coalition Training Inquiries
The Truckee Tahoe Suicide Prevention Coalition provides Know the Signs, QPR, and Mental Health First Aid training both virtually and in-person at no cost. Fill out the form below and we will contact you to get your training scheduled!
Back by popular demand, the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee is partnering with the Tahoe Truckee Suicide Prevention Coalition to provide a second workshop on having mental health conversations. We first held this training at the May Collaborative meeting. This training will be provided on Zoom by Shannon Decker and will teach attendees about safety planning and how to support someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis.
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What is CAMS?
CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality) is a therapeutic framework for suicide-specific assessment and treatment of a patient’s suicidal risk. It is a flexible approach that can be used across theoretical orientations and disciplines for a wide range of suicidal patients across different treatment settings. The clinician and patient engage in a highly collaborative assessment and suicide-specific treatment planning process. CAMS is designed to form a strong clinical alliance while increasing patient motivation. Visit the CAMS website by clicking here.
CAMS Online Training Video Course with CEUs
This three hour video includes an overview of the CAMS model presented by the creator of CAMS, David A. Jobes, Ph.D., followed by a demonstration of the use of CAMS with a patient through 12 sessions. Dr. Jobes demonstrates techniques to reduce access to lethal means, drafts a viable Stabilization Plan with the patient,
identifies direct and indirect patient-defined "drivers” of suicide, and cooperatively creates a treatment plan with the patient.
Free CAMS Online Training Video Course with CEUs is available for licensed mental health providers in the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe Area.
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