Events & Trainings
An innovative initiative aimed at enhancing community safety and mental health awareness, a new training session, Firearm Safety Through the Lens of Suicide Prevention, has been announced. This engaging and […]
Get ready for the paw-esome Dwyer Dog Ruck Walk on June 1 at the beautiful Bergman Park in Jamestown, NY! Brought yo you by the Dwyer Veterans Peer to Peer Program, it's a tail-wagging day filled with fun, fur, and friendship! Event Highlights: Ruck Walk: Lace up those doggy boots and join our parade of […]
Presented by the dedicated Veteran Sub-Committee for Suicide Prevention, this event is a heartfelt collaboration with Chautauqua County's finest community partners. Jon us at the American Legion Post 777, Community Partners Expo: Explore a diverse range of services offered by community partners committed to supporting veterans in Chautauqua County. From healthcare, to employment resources, discover […]
Get ready for an exhilarating tribute to honor our heroes with the Vets Ride for Suicide Awareness on August 17, 2024. Organized by the Chautauqua Dwyer Veterans Peer to Peer Program and the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Chautauqua County, this motorcycle run promises a day of thrill, unity, and support. This exciting event kicks off […]
We're thrilled to announce the 12th edition of the Raynor Memorial Golf Tournament, set to take place at the Cardinal Hills Golf Club, 78 Conewango Road, Randolph, NY 14772. This picturesque setting promises a perfect backdrop for a day of golfing excellence. On the event day, registration will be open from 9:00 AM to 10:00 […]
Mark your calendars for a day of unity, support, and remembrance at the Jamestown Out of the Darkness Walk, taking place on Saturday, September 14, at Jackson Taylor Park in Jamestown, NY. The event kicks off with registration from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, followed by announcements from 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM. The walk […]
Join us for a deeply meaningful and closed event on International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day at Prendergast Library in Jamestown, New York, on Saturday, November 23, 2024. The event, […]
Community Awareness Events
- Glow Your Mind 5k Walk & Run
- Jamestown Out of the Darkness Walk
- Chautauqua County College Campus Out of the Darkness Walks
- Raynor Memorial Golf Tournament
- Creating Hope for Suicide Prevention on College Campuses
- PFC Dwyer Suicide Prevention Motorcycle Run
- Tie-Dye for Hope
- National Suicide Prevention Month Activities (September)
- International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
- P.S. I Love you Day
- Kick Cabin Fever Indoor Triathlon
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Talk Saves Lives: An introduction to Suicide Prevention
A community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.
An Overview of Student Mental Health, Impacts of Trauma on Learning, and Suicide Prevention
The Who, What, When, Where and Why with a focus on the How for supporting student’s emotional health and well-being. The presentation will primarily focus on trauma, mental health in student population, building responsiveness on risks and suicide awareness and prevention best practices. Local resources will be given along with other supports for students, faculty, and the school community.
The overall goal of safeTALK is to prepare anyone over the age of 15 to become a suicide alert helper. After the training, participants should be able to recognize suicidal symptoms and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources such as caregivers trained in ASIST. This training is used in over 20 countries around the world.
- The simple and effective TALK steps, Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep safe
- Hands-on skills
- Personal development
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
This training was developed in 1983 and is regularly updated. ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. Participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.
- Presentations and guidance from two registered trainers
- A scientifically prove intervention model
- Powerful audiovisual learning aids
- Group discussions
- Skills practice and development
- A balance of challenge and safety
Youth Mental Health First Aid
This training is designed to teach caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
- Introduces common mental health challenges for youth
- Reviews typical adolescent development
- Teaches a 5 step action plan for how young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations
- Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behaviors and eating disorders
- Teaches local resources and where to turn for help
Adult Mental Health First Aid
Mental health first aid teaches participants signs of addictions and mental illnesses, impact of mental and substance use disorders, 5 step action plan to assess a situation and help and offers local resources on where to turn for help.
- Learning exercises
- Opportunity to practice helping skills
- Getting involved with the material
- Relating the new skills acquired to real life situations
More Than Sad: Teen Depression
More Than Sad: Teen Depression was developed by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to show young people and those close to them what depression looks like in adolescents and how it can be treated. The key aims of this 26-minute film are to help teens recognize depression in themselves or their friends, and to encourage them to seek help.
Workshop Features: Designed to be used as an educational tool to achieve several specific goals:
- To educate high school students and other teens to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression in themselves and others;
- To convey the de-stigmatizing notion that depression is an illness that, just like any other medical illness, responds to specific treatments;
- To promote the importance and acceptability of seeking help for oneself or a friend; and
- To demystify the treatment process by showing how teens can get help for depression, what treatment involves and what it can achieve.
It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health:
It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health: is a documentary featuring the stories of six college students from across the country. The film reveals depression and other mental health conditions as they are commonly experienced by high school seniors, and shows how students can seek help for these conditions and successfully manage them. It can be used as part of an educational program designed to raise awareness about mental health issues experienced in college and to encourage help-seeking among college students. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has developed this film to support colleges and universities in implementing suicide prevention as an integral part of their ongoing campus activities and services.