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Welcome
Suicide
Overview Suicide in Ireland today Suicide Prevention  Suicide Intervention Postvention  Action
Suicide Prevention
Attitudes to Mental Health
Secrecy Avoidance Denial
Openness Helpfulness Acceptance
Attitudes to Suicide  How does the word  ‘ suicide ’ make you feel? Do any of these attitudes apply to you?
People serious about suicide can’t be helped so what’s the point? People who talk about suicide are just attention -seeker...
 
Who is at risk of dying by suicide?
 
Who is at risk of dying by suicide?
ANYONE
How comfortable are you talking about mental health? Others? Your own?
Would you like to get more comfortable?
Suicide Intervention
Signs / Invitations to talk Stressful events especially with feelings of loss Any major change e.g. school / work etc. Ber...
 
 
 
THOUGHTS “ I won’t be needing these things anymore” “ I can’t do anything right”  “ I can’t think straight anymore” “ I ca...
Messages like these are “invitations”
 
Connecting “ How are you?”
“ Are you thinking of suicide?” “ Have you been contemplating suicide?” “ Sometimes people who say things like that are th...
Be Aware of your Tone and Expression
Excerpt from ASIST training course www.livingworks.net
Be quiet and listen Don’t advise, lecture, interrogate or judge
Safe Plan “ How long can you keep yourself safe?” “ Who can help?”
Samaritans 1850 60 90 90 (24hr)  1Life 1800 247 100 (24hr)  Doctor Counselling Service Supports
Find local support services and groups
Fears
Supports for people bereaved by suicide
Time for Action - Some Suggestions Don’t turn your back when people hint at mental health concerns
In your Community Training Workshops Research Local Supports  Awareness Campaign - Posters, Leaflets
Support  National Campaigns  to protect funding and change policy  www.healthrisk.ie
Thank you
<ul><li>Slide 2: From ‘21 GRAMS’ by Seamus McGuinness / 3Ts Arts Programme taken by David Stephenson  http://www.3ts.ie/ab...
<ul><li>Slide 25: Connect 4 - Vasta’s photostream, Flickr, Sameer Vasta,  http://www.flickr.com/photos/vasta/167104294/   ...
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Suicide prevention presentation ppt

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Presentation on suicide prevention in Ireland prepared in Autumn 2010 by trainee Guidance Counsellor, Riona Rochford

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Suicide prevention presentation ppt

  1. 1. Welcome
  2. 2. Suicide
  3. 3. Overview Suicide in Ireland today Suicide Prevention Suicide Intervention Postvention Action
  4. 4. Suicide Prevention
  5. 5. Attitudes to Mental Health
  6. 6. Secrecy Avoidance Denial
  7. 7. Openness Helpfulness Acceptance
  8. 8. Attitudes to Suicide How does the word ‘ suicide ’ make you feel? Do any of these attitudes apply to you?
  9. 9. People serious about suicide can’t be helped so what’s the point? People who talk about suicide are just attention -seekers People who die by suicide don’t give warning signs It’s mostly young men who die by suicide Talking about suicide might give someone the idea to do it
  10. 11. Who is at risk of dying by suicide?
  11. 13. Who is at risk of dying by suicide?
  12. 14. ANYONE
  13. 15. How comfortable are you talking about mental health? Others? Your own?
  14. 16. Would you like to get more comfortable?
  15. 17. Suicide Intervention
  16. 18. Signs / Invitations to talk Stressful events especially with feelings of loss Any major change e.g. school / work etc. Bereavement Unemployment Money worries Move / Any loss of social support End of relationship Including
  17. 22. THOUGHTS “ I won’t be needing these things anymore” “ I can’t do anything right” “ I can’t think straight anymore” “ I can’t take it anymore” “ I wish I was dead” “ Everyone will be better off without me” “ All my problems will end soon” “ No one can help me now” “ Now I know what they were going through” 
  18. 23. Messages like these are “invitations”
  19. 25. Connecting “ How are you?”
  20. 26. “ Are you thinking of suicide?” “ Have you been contemplating suicide?” “ Sometimes people who say things like that are thinking of suicide. Are you thinking of suicide?” Be calm and matter-of-fact “ Are you suicidal?” “ I’m worried about you and I need to ask; are you thinking of suicide?” Ask About Suicide
  21. 27. Be Aware of your Tone and Expression
  22. 28. Excerpt from ASIST training course www.livingworks.net
  23. 29. Be quiet and listen Don’t advise, lecture, interrogate or judge
  24. 30. Safe Plan “ How long can you keep yourself safe?” “ Who can help?”
  25. 31. Samaritans 1850 60 90 90 (24hr) 1Life 1800 247 100 (24hr) Doctor Counselling Service Supports
  26. 32. Find local support services and groups
  27. 33. Fears
  28. 34. Supports for people bereaved by suicide
  29. 35. Time for Action - Some Suggestions Don’t turn your back when people hint at mental health concerns
  30. 36. In your Community Training Workshops Research Local Supports Awareness Campaign - Posters, Leaflets
  31. 37. Support National Campaigns to protect funding and change policy www.healthrisk.ie
  32. 38. Thank you
  33. 39. <ul><li>Slide 2: From ‘21 GRAMS’ by Seamus McGuinness / 3Ts Arts Programme taken by David Stephenson http://www.3ts.ie/about.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 4: 3 people chatting by Chris P, Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/chr1sp/3585292512/sizes/l/in/photostream/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 5: See/Hear/Speak photo - Leo Reynolds, Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/4975889/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 9: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uk_parliament/4748525073/sizes/l/in/photostream/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 12: Created in www.wordle.net </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 15: Uncomfortable Chair - Rob Flickenger ‘Hackerfriendly’ Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackerfriendly/2746453753/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 16: Comfortable Chair Katybecks- http://www.flickr.com/photos/katy/3607364712/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 17: Close up eyes - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rutthenut/3390529932/sizes/l/in/photostream/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 23/24: Images from Art from the Heart, anonymous contributors www.headsup.ie/heart </li></ul>Photo Credits:
  34. 40. <ul><li>Slide 25: Connect 4 - Vasta’s photostream, Flickr, Sameer Vasta, http://www.flickr.com/photos/vasta/167104294/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 28: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pigatto/374735869/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 30: http://www.flickr.com/photos/billselak/2330291800/sizes/l/in/photostream/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 31: Lifebuoy - Jensjeppe Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/jensjeppe/2647550534/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 33: Google Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 34: Fear - http://www.flickr.com/photos/stumayhew/3747070194/ Stu mayhew, flickr (licenced under creative commons) </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 35: Ian Horner - Hard calll to make http://www.flickr.com/photos/ihorner/3863496221/in/photostream/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 36: Woman’s back - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fchouse/2897490267/sizes/l/in/photostream/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 37: Same as Slide 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 38: Image from Amnesty International Mental Health Campaign - http://www.amnesty.ie/our-work/mental-health </li></ul><ul><li>All Flickr photos licenced under creative commons </li></ul>Photo Credits:

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