Category: Suicide

Suicide Prevention: Protective Factors and Interventions

Posted by Jennifer Kurtz on October 13, 2017

Given the unfortunate prevalence of suicide, and our inability to accurately predict who is going to engage in suicidal behavior, today we focus on what we can do. We focus on the positive. What are protective factors against suicidal behaviors and what can be done to mitigate some risk factors? Protective Factors Research has demonstrated […]

Suicide Prevention: Risk Factors

Posted by Jennifer Kurtz on October 11, 2017

As we come out of September, National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and into October, Depression Awareness Month, it seems like the right time to talk about this powerful issue. Suicide is the number one cause of death globally1 and takes almost one million lives per year2, 3. The chances are that the vast majority of […]

Suicide: Prevention, not Prediction

Posted by Jennifer Kurtz on October 4, 2017

Most of us have been affected by suicide in some way. Whether we lost a mom or dad, a brother or sister, a significant other, a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker, or the lady who used to cut your hair; the majority of us have known someone who has taken their own life. There’s a […]

A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention

Posted by Jessica Barton on April 28, 2015

There are few things more difficult for a workplace to endure than the suicide of a team member. Initially the workforce will likely be overwhelmed with feelings of shock, sadness, anger or guilt. People may have difficulty focusing and reduced productivity for a time. In the aftermath of a suicide, how can managers help their […]

Action Alliance Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention Video

Posted by R3 Administrator on August 20, 2014

R3 Continuum supports workplaces in recovering after the suicide death of an employee.  We also work to help prevent suicide and their devastating impact.  The public-private partnership initiated by the US Surgeon General in 2000 to reduce the suicide death rates. This 12 minute video was produced by the Workplace Task Force to increase suicide prevention […]

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Posted by R3 Administrator on August 2, 2014

R3 Continuum is working with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) to keep our consultant network informed and updated on best practice standards in Suicide Prevention. The SPRC Training Institute provides an array of curricula designed to build capacity for suicide prevention in state, tribal, local, and community-based organizations. These high-quality curricula reflect the emphasis on […]