Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness Overview Webinar

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For those who may not have experience talking about suicide and those who would like a refresher on this content.

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Suicide Prevention Webinar Series:

Umatter Suicide Prevention Awareness Overview

February 10, 2021

April 14, 2021

June 9, 2021

8:30 am – 9:45 am

You have your choice of one of the scheduled dates above.

Each date contains the same content.



There is no cost to attend.

Offered by VT Suicide Prevention Center under funding from the Vermont Department of Mental Health.

Suicide is preventable and one of the first steps is to increase our awareness. Join us for an overview of the skill set needed to help identify those who may need support. The information presented is focused on how to begin the process of becoming a gatekeeper and build upon resiliency resources in your community and workplace. This webinar is not a training on assessment tools and is specifically designed for those who may not have any experience with talking about suicide and those who would like a refresher on this content.


1) Review correct language when talking about suicide

2) Introduce and grow understanding of the role of Gatekeeper

2) Review statistics, both for Vermont and nationally, related to suicide 

3) Discuss protective and risk factors, and warning signs

4) Begin the discussion of the 3 step intervention process

5) Practice talking/asking about suicide

6) Identify additional resources for referral, help and training 

7) Conclude with one action step related to suicide prevention


1 hour approved through the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation for:

  • Alchohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Allied Mental Health
  • Psychological Examiners
  • Social Workers

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is for all staff in health care, mental health organizations, primary care and hospitals, schools and community settings interested in suicide prevention skills and the framework for suicide safer care. It provides basic information for all involved in a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention, and prior to the adoption of advanced practices in a pathway to care.

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