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SOS for Higher Ed:

Suicide Prevention for Faculty & Staff

MindWise Innovations is proud to announce the development of SOS for Higher Ed: Suicide Prevention for Faculty & Staff: a 30-minute, self-guided suicide prevention training designed to prepare university faculty and staff to respond to signs of distress in students. Built to complement the award-winning course SOS for Higher Ed: Suicide Prevention for Students, this employee-focused training brings suicide prevention education to the professors, advisors, administrators, coaches, and other staff who interact daily with college students.

SOS for Higher Ed: Suicide Prevention for Faculty & Staff shares stories of college students who have struggled and college staff who have firsthand experience supporting students at risk for suicide. With the increased focus on student mental health in recent years, your faculty and staff may be asking how they can better support students – this highly interactive training is the answer. Hands-on scenarios provide opportunities to practice recognizing signs of suicide, engaging in caring conversations, and connecting students with resources. Like the student version, the Faculty & Staff training is delivered as a 30-minute, asynchronous course or alternatively as an in-person workshop using the included group facilitator’s guide.

“We hear from college counseling centers and university administrators asking for training like this time and again,” says MindWise Program Director for Suicide Education Meghan Diamon. “I’m thrilled to be able to offer more resources for suicide prevention training with SOS for Higher Ed – used together these programs will increase the visibility of all suicide prevention efforts across campuses.”

SOS for Higher Ed: Suicide Prevention for Faculty & Staff will be sold with the student version to provide a full suite of suicide prevention training for college and university campuses. The course will be available beginning the Fall semester of 2024. No additional administration is needed – your designated contact will automatically receive weekly usage reports that can easily be matched with employment records.