Suicide has been the second-leading cause of death for young Hoosiers between the ages of 15 and 24 since 2009. According to the Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book, one in five Indiana high school students seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year and one in six have made a plan for attempting suicide.
CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means is a workshop designed to help providers implement counseling strategies to help clients at risk for suicide, and their families, reduce access to lethal means, particularly (but not exclusively) firearms. This session will introduce attendees to:
- background on suicide data and lethal means;
- an introduction to firearms;
- video presentation that models the counseling strategy; and
- a presentation and discussion on conducting a counseling session
Feel free to bring your program or resource information to share and to arrive early to stay after for additional networking.