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Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training (In Person, UMPI Multi-Purpose Room)
November 3, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
All Maine School districts are required to have a minimum of 2 staff complete a full day Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training for districts with up to 1,000 students. The law recommends a Gatekeeper in each school building. The Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training is the foundation of the Maine Suicide Prevention Program (MSPP) and is a pre-requisite for the Training of Trainers (TOT) and the school-based curriculum training lessons.
In this full day training you will learn the foundations of suicide prevention; you will receive up-to-date information about suicide in Maine and in the U.S. This Gatekeeper training will address ways to break down the stigma barriers and how to hold those difficult conversations. This training will provide basic intervention skills and will build personal confidence to be able to effectively respond to suicidal behavior. Resources will be provided for intervention and postvention.
Greg Marley, LCSW, Suicide Prevention Director
Greg has practiced in the field of community mental health in Maine for over 30 years, as a clinician, clinical supervisor, manager, trainer, and consultant. Greg has presented across Maine and New England to a variety of audiences in suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, mental health, and other topics. Since 2009 he has provided training and consultation to schools, primary care practices, hospitals, and mental health programs supporting suicide prevention and intervention as well as support in the aftermath of a suicide loss. In the rest of his life, Greg is renown as an expert in edible, medicinal and toxic wild mushrooms.
Please note that all participants will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID result within the last 72 hours, at the door. Masks will be required.