Suicide Prevention

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Suicide prevention is a key focus for us at Clinton Human Services and we know that communication is vital to have effective prevention for such a tragic and complex topic. That is why we offer training and programs for all of our community. QPR Training is available for any community member over 14 who wants to help prevent suicide in town. 4 What’s Next focuses on building psychological resiliency for those about to graduate high school. Gizmo and SOS are programs that run in collaboration with the school system for our younger community members.

Free training for community members who want to help prevent suicide in Clinton.

Learn the QPR method of community suicide prevention.

This program is for anyone over the age of 14 who wants to help prevent suicide in town. Our goal is that evidence-based training that anyone can learn and then use to help steer a suicidal person to professional help.
By participating, adults and teens will:

  • Learn an established, evidence-based framework for helping prevent suicide
  • Become more informed about warning signs and other factors that contribute to suicide risk
  • Gain the tools to intervene in a suicide crisis with family, friends, or coworkers
  • Promote mental health awareness and contribute to overall community wellness

Reach out for details on the next training session date. If you’d like to book a training for your workplace, scout troop, or service group, we can train up to 12 people virtually and 25 in person.

4 What’s Next builds psychological resiliency in students about to graduate from high school.

Equip students with transferable skills that can help bridge the gap between “now” and “next.”

Developed by the Jordan Porco Foundation, 4 What’s Next is a primary prevention program building psychological resiliency for youth by giving seniors in high school the tools to handle stress and distress now and in their future.

By participating, students will learn how to:

  • Understand how internal and external stressors impact mental health
  • Recognize autonomous coping skills already in use, and distinguish positive from negative coping styles
  • Identify new coping skills for managing stress, including help-seeking strategies they may not have tried yet
  • Begin to understand when autonomous coping skills are insufficient and it’s time to reach out for help

The program is delivered in English classrooms at Morgan by two Clinton Human Services staff.

Providing effective suicide prevention for our younger community members.

We have two programs that run in collaboration with the Clinton school system.

Gizmo is a fun, flexible, turn-key curriculum for elementary youth in 3rd and 4th grade that introduces Gizmo’s Pawesome Guide to Mental Health using an animated PowerPoint of the Guide, implementer discussion guide, and required and optional activities for youth.

SOS Signs of Suicide is an evidence-based youth prevention program designed specifically for middle and high schools to train students in-person or virtually.

Get in Touch.

Jill Paglino

Program Coord.

860-664-1155
jpaglino@clintonct.org

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