Wed, 29 January 2014
"Suicide Prevention and Addiction" was presented on Tuesday January 28, 2014; by Raymond Dalton, MA, CAADC. The prevalence of suicide and suicide attempts among people with alcohol/other drug addictions is significantly higher than in the general population, and the period of early recovery from addiction is especially high risk. Family, friends and peers as well as helping professionals are often in a position to notice potential suicidal thinking and encourage a person contemplating suicide to obtain help. This program raises awareness of the signs of suicidal thinking, and describes ways to offer support and obtain help for people who may be contemplating suicide. Participants will learn how to recognize suicidal thinking, reach out and offer support to others contemplating suicide, obtain help when suicidal thoughts are present, and access local and national suicide prevention and intervention resources.