Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

Did you know:

  • Mental health concerns in the work place cost U.S. companies over $44 billion per year. (CDC)
  • Over 70% of the people who die by suicide are of working age. (CDC)
  • The month of September is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness month.

Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. While its causes are complex and determined by multiple factors, the goal of suicide prevention is simple: Reduce factors that increase risk (i.e. risk factors) and increase factors that promote resilience (i.e. protective factors). Ideally, prevention addresses all levels of influence: individual, relationship, community, and societal. Effective prevention strategies are needed to promote awareness of suicide and encourage a commitment to social change.

Join MSEC and The Carson J Spencer Foundation, the nation’s leader in suicide prevention in the workplace, for a training session on Tuesday September 13th that provides businesses with the tools and resources to identify and respond to friends, family members, and co-workers who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings. The class will focus on education and skill building.  Participants will leave with the tools to identify people at risk for suicide and know how to respond to a crisis.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the experts!

Click here to register.