SUICIDE AWARENESS & PREVENTION

Everyone can have a role in helping to prevent suicide

Welcome to the movement...

I am glad you are here. Find resources or help in how you want to get involved. For my part, I am a mental health professional and suicide prevention educator with an emphasis on intentional intervention strategies to reduce suicide in Missouri and the U.S. Let me know how I can assist with your efforts - education, training, stress reduction programs, consultation, for individuals and groups. Email me at rebecca@rebeccaray473.com

Immediate
Action Protocol

Resources, support and help designing protocols for healthcare professionals

Community Education
& Training

Custom programs for crisis, intervention, referral, resources and more

Presenter Bio

Rebecca Ray, MA, PLPC

 

Rebecca Ray's experience in direct therapeutic services includes two years as a crisis worker with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, based at Provident Behavioral Health, St. Louis, where she provided crisis counseling by phone, chat and online forum. In addition to Lifeline training, she completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM). Her roles in suicide prevention awareness and education include: Community Education & Outreach Committee of the St. Louis Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition, member of the Crisis Services Committee of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), and volunteer and lifeguard (counselor) for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Missouri (AFSP). 

Presentations

Missouri Mental Health Counselors Association Annual Conference (MMHCA) - 2018, 2019, 2020

Creve Coeur Counseling Associates seminar series - 2018, 2019

St. Louis Crime Victim Center in-service training - 2020

OBSERVANCES

WORLDWIDE | NOV. 17 IS INTERNATIONAL SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS DAY

NATIONWIDE | SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

WORLDWIDE | SEPT. 10 IS WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

ST. LOUIS | SEPTEMBER IS OUT OF THE DARKNESS St. Louis Experience (AFSP)

IMPORTANT FOR ALL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN MISSOURI

Missouri HB 1719 was enacted with the 2018 legislative session. The bill contains language encouraging all licensed Missouri healthcare professionals to complete suicide assessment, referral, treatment and management training.

 

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS: House Bill language amended section 337.718.1 RSMo requiring certain healthcare professionals to complete at least two hours of continuing education in suicide assessment, referral, treatment, and management training, as a condition of initial licensure and subsequent renewal of the license. The provision took effect Aug. 28, 2018. Requirements apply to current LPCs and new applicants. Click here for more details.

Keep up with news and developments in Missouri through the Missouri Suicide Prevention Network and the SPAN newsletter

Rebecca Ray, MA, PLPC, Lic. #MO2018027686, under the supervision of Susan Hall, M.Ed., LPC Lic. #MO002703. © 2021 by Rebecca Ray. All the content provided on this website is for general informational purposes, and does not constitute medical, legal, financial or other professional advice and is not intended as mental health diagnosis or treatment. Privacy Policy.