Unfortunately, some educators are more familiar with myths about suicide than facts and data. It is essential to help debunk myths about suicide so that educators can better understand their role, their response, and their impact. How myths are debunked is critically important. There are new data suggesting that focusing on myths may be counterproductive. Trainings that cover this area should focus almost exclusively on the accurate information and not attend to the myth much at all.
Participants will be able to identify common myths about suicide that may interfere with prevention efforts and perpetuate stigma.
Participants will be able to discuss facts about suicide to debunk common myths.
Participants will be able to identify risk/protective factors and warning signs for youth suicide as portrayed through a video vignette.