Led by Stan Collins, an expert in the field of suicide prevention, this presentation is intended to be an introduction and provide an overview of suicide prevention. It is not intended to train individuals in counseling, or any therapeutic modalities. Instead, it is intended to help raise awareness about the basic principles in suicide prevention and improve comfort when addressing issues related to suicide.
Stan has worked in the suicide prevention field for two decades since losing a friend to suicide in high school, utilizing his experience to support and develop strategies to create system level change around suicide prevention. He currently works as a consultant in the field of suicide prevention, focusing on technical assistance in creation and implementation of suicide prevention curricula and strategies. He is the co-founder of the Directing Change Program and Film Contest. He is also a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician.
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