With the rise of COVID and a mandated lockdown came a spike in suicide rates worldwide, making a public health issue. Living Works is the world leader in suicide prevention training solutions; they are spread across 33 countries worldwide and have over 37 years of experience.
My guest today, Karen Simba, is here to discuss the training programs they offer that are designed to prevent suicide, recognize the signs, help with postvention, and get comfortable with talking about it.
“It’s about saying lives and when we’re talking about saving lives it’s not easy and it’s not something we should be doing alone.”
[02:17] Introduction to Karen Simba
[05:57] Talking about suicide
[07:14] Steps in the Living Works start program
[09:44] Using the steps in real life
[10:39] The benefits of asking
[12:21] The approach to suicide prevention
[14:21] Safe talk training
[15:57] Reasons someone may not be comfortable saying something
[17:47] Approaching someone who is senior to you
[20:03] Applied suicide interventions skills training
[21:37] Bringing in Outside resources
[22:48] Suicide to hope
[27:07] In person courses
[28:08] Arrange a facilitator to come to your organization
[34:01] No one needs to carry the burden of suicide by themselves
[38:38] Living Works faith
[42:11] Broadening the Living Works reach
[45:11] Expressing gratitude
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