NAMI NH Connect Program: Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Students

Sponsor NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:   School personnel are well-positioned to notice changes in youth behaviors, attitudes, academic performance, or social interactions which may signal symptoms of depression, substance use, and/or other risk factors which may lead to suicide. This training is designed to increase the confidence and competence of school staff in being able to identify individuals who are experiencing suicidality or who have attempted suicide and to effectively respond in a collaborative manner with local and national resources.

  • Recognize risk and protective factors and respond to warning signs for suicide;
  • Learn skills for intervening with students or others at risk and connecting the individual with appropriate resources; and 
  • Learn skills to communicate with students and parents/guardians in crisis situations and knowledge of local resources.

PRESENTER:  Ann Duckless, has worked at NAMI NH in the Connect Suicide Prevention Program for the past eight years, offering trainings in suicide prevention and postvention to a variety of audiences, to include college campuses, military installations, tribal nations, and communities.  She brings over 20 years of experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment to the Connect Program. Ann’s varied professional work experiences including teaching at the high school and college levels, inpatient and outpatient counseling for substance abuse-addictions, youth prevention community work at the statewide level, and a unique systems perspective in dealing with public health issues. Trained as a cultural competence trainer by the Anti-Defamation League, Ann embraces and promotes cultural sensitivity to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, religion, disability, and sexual orientation/identity. Ann is a foster parent who also teaches classes to other foster/adoptive parents. Her work in suicide prevention honors the students and friends she has known who have died by suicide.

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Event Details

October 19, 2021
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 100
Concord, NH
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