Upcoming suicide prevention training events:
- Conference "Taking Service to Practice: Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention" March 21, 2013, at the DoubleTree in Portland
- If you have any questions or want to request information about MSPP training programs, please contact Carrie or to Maine Suicide Prevention Training Programs web site.
The MSPP training program is housed at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Maine Office (NAMI Maine) in Augusta. Carrie Horne is the MSPP Training Director. Carrie can be reached by email at email@example.com or by calling 207-622-5767 or toll-free in Maine at 1-800-464-5767. If you have any questions or want to request information about MSPP training programs, please contact Carrie or to Maine Suicide Prevention Training Programs web site.
To organize and provide MSPP training programs that reach multiple audiences statewide, NAMI works in partnership with the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME) and the Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA).
CCSME develops, markets and registers participants for MSPP training programs. They also link behavioral health providers across the state to suicide prevention training.
MPCA links primary care professionals, including clinicians in school based health centers and Indian Health Services, to suicide prevention training.
This collaboration provides an experienced team and exceptional statewide MSPP training programs and services.
Suicide is preventable. Early detection and appropriate treatment and supports are necessary ingredients to effective suicide prevention. The Maine Suicide Prevention Program in the Maine CDC, DHHS, with our partners, is committed to excellence in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. By raising awareness, knowledge and intervention skills, Maine can realize lower suicide rates.
Training is the cornerstone of the Maine Suicide Prevention Program (MSPP). The MSPP offers a variety of training and education programs that provide a face-to-face learning opportunity to dispel myths, address misconceptions, and increase knowledge and practice intervention skills to prevent suicide. Because suicide can happen in any age group, in any community, in families of any income or educational level, everyone has a role to play in learning about preventing suicide.
Continuing education in effective suicide prevention strategies is essential for those professionals in direct contact with individuals who may be at risk. Training facilitates the early identification, effective support and appropriate treatment of persons at risk. Suicide prevention is most effective when direct service staff are trained and suicide prevention knowledge is integrated into organizations and agencies providing services. Addressing suicide prevention in our community serving agencies is vital to the health and welfare of all persons living in Maine.
See the MSPP Training Schedule for training details and registration information.
Watch for upcoming information about the annual Beyond the Basics of Suicide Prevention IX sheduled for March 21, 2013.
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