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Free 15min Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postvention training videos in bite size chunks for the busy person to enjoy over a cup of coffee.
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These are compiled with the Christian caregiver in mind, to equip them to minister into the lives of those with suicidal ideation, self-harm, and assist with postvention care for those who have lost loved ones to suicide.
Strategies offered in the videos are based upon Nationally recognized ‘best practices’ in suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention along with Christian perspectives.
For those wanting more in-depth information, the Pastor’s Handbook below can provide additional valuable insights that are not covered in the videos.
I would like to invite you and your friends to train at your own leisure, and at no cost but your time … you never know whose life you might save!
If you live in Melbourne Vic. and would like to pick up a copy and save on postage, you can pick up from the Author on the Mornington Peninsula. Discounts offered for bulk purchases of 30 or more books to assist in equipping church ministry teams.
It is important to begin with a good theoretical foundation before engaging practically. This video series begins with theory and then moves into practical interventions for interacting with a person with suicidal ideations or someone bereaved of suicide. Therefore, I would encourage you to start at video #1 and progress through systematically to video #10. This will offer you the most comprehensive understanding and approaches to this complex area.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING #1 INTRODUCTION
Introducing why I am doing these videos and what you can expect from the series. This video will also address the issue of language – how the language we use in relation to suicide can be stigmatizing and how to avoid that.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING #2 DEBUNKING MYTHS
Commonly held myths relating to suicide are debunked.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING #3 THEOLOGICAL CHALLENGES
As Christians discussions about a suicide’s eternal security can prove challenging and we are often unaware of the genesis of those theological legacies, or biases upon our thinking. This video will look at where the notion that suicides go to hell began.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING #4 MENTAL HEALTH & SUICIDE
Are all people who experience mental illness at risk to suicide, are all people who die by suicide mentally ill? What is mental illness? This video will look at the challenges people with mental illness face within the Christian community.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING #5 SUPERNATURAL FORCES IN SUICIDE
Is everything of the devil? Sometimes he gets too much credit and at other times he is left entirely out of the picture. This video will present a balanced approach to demonic influence.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING #6 SELF-HARM & SUICIDE
Understanding the differences between someone who has suicidal ideations and a person who is self-harming is helpful. This video explores the biblical connections to self-harming behaviour and tipping points for suicide.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING #7 CHALLENGES SUICIDE-BEREAVED PEOPLE FACE
Suicide death leaves those in its wake dealing with unique issues, that other modes of death do not confront. This video brings some of these unique aspects to the fore.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING #8 PRACTICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR AT-RISK PEOPLE
What is the right way to raise the issue of suicide? Is there a right or wrong way? How does this look practically? This video will assist with the practical aspects of intervention.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING #9 POSTVENTION CARE OF SUICIDE-BEREAVED PEOPLE
Often people do not know what the ground rules are in engaging with suicide-bereaved people. This video will address the do’s and don’ts of these encounters.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING #10 SELF-CARE
Critical to longevity in ministry is self-care. This area is often neglected as carer’s pour themselves out in caring for others, finding themselves drained emotionally and mentally. This video will get back to the basics needed for longevity in caring for others by emphasising the importance of self-care first and foremost.
REVIEWED CHAPTER- "Entering the World of Self-Harm & Suicide" - by Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Director - Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrac.). The Alfred Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, and Monash University Central Clinical Studies School. MBBS, MPM, FRANZCP, PHd.
“This attempts to integrate basic neurobiology, psychology and Christianity to develop an integrated approach to understand self harm, suicide and ultimately helpful advice for non clinicians to assist people with depression and thoughts of suicide or deliberate self harm.
Written for a lay audience, presumably the Christian community, this work sets out a brief overview of the brain biology that underpins psychological disturbances. It is written in easy to understand language and offers simple models that assist the reader to put self-harm and suicide into a broader biopsychosocial framework. The aim of this is to diminish the stigma and fear associated with self-harm and the tragedy of suicide. This piece certainly succeeds with that goal.” (Prof. J.K).