ASIST ~ Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

February 7, 2014

The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop. Participation in the full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice that are […]

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Bringing Teens Into the Conversation about Suicide Prevention

January 18, 2014

By Christopher Grandin Le After working in suicide prevention for over ten years, I have a distressing confession: I have failed. Yes, I helped launch the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, the Veterans Crisis Line and Crisis Text Line.  It’s true that I co-wrote the Facebook policy on suicide. And in […]

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The Strength to Say Four Simple Words

December 9, 2013

..I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin Breel last week.  He is an eloquent, funny and sincere young man who is sharing his story of hope and help.  With stunning and refreshing honesty, Kevin talks about depression, suicide and fear with new and life-giving language.  

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keepin’ it real..

October 22, 2013

Teen Suicide Prevention Check out this video, created by Mayo Clinic;  teens describe common warning signs and encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety.  Included are suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide and ways to keep them safe.

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Support Suicide Prevention Week – Sept.8 – 14, 2013

September 6, 2013

Suicide Prevention – Start the Conversation ~ an invitation from our friend Alison Malmon Mahowald, founder of Active Minds – chapters can be found on college/university campuses across the USA. What do you plan to do next week (Sept.8 – 14) to support National Suicide Prevention Week? Let’s start the conversation RIGHT HERE!

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.. do tech toys really help us connect?

August 14, 2013

  http://www.upworthy.com/loneliness-illustrated-so-beautifully-you-will-need-to-tell-someone This is an interesting 240 seconds on social connections, how & why they are important, and how social media can be a road-block in meaningful relationships. Share with us what you think!

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POWERFUL Discussion

July 23, 2013

It’s OKAY to Talk about Depression Meet Kevin Breel as he shares his perspective on how to overcome stigma related to depression.

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KUTO Coordinates ‘Echo Site’ for National Webcast

June 24, 2013

Everyone Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention:  Turning Strategy into Action! Follow the link to learn how you can play a role in suicide prevention activities leading up to Suicide Prevention week, September 8 – 14, 2013

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IT WORKS, IT REALLY DOES WORK!!!

April 22, 2013

 – this is a message from KUTO’s great friend Michelle Hall, an amazing advocate for mental wellness & reducing suicide. “With suicide awareness, you don’t always know when a life is saved from the information that the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I held the first 2 fundraisers in St Louis. And I had my […]

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KUTO Sponsors Training

March 13, 2013

KUTO is pleased to partner with the Clinical Practice Student Group of Washington University and the Missouri Department of Mental Health to host Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) on Sunday March 24, 2013 9a – 4:30p in the Brown Lounge in the GW Brown School of Social Work.  The workshop is FREE to REGISTERED participants […]

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