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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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
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.