Patient Care Services
September 20, 2017 Webinar Announcement
“S.A.V.E. Suicide Prevention Overview”
Suicide Prevention Resources Page
Originally broadcast September 20, 2017
The S.A.V.E. Suicide Prevention Overview webinar will introduce you to: knowing the signs of someone who is thinking of taking their lives (both acute and chronic); how to ask if someone is feeling unsafe, wanting to die, worried about their future; validating their experience while offering support and expediting their care.
Following the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the scope of suicide within the United States
- Identify the myths and realities of suicide
- Identify a Veteran that may be at risk for suicide
- Know what to do when you identify a Veteran at risk
Ruth C. Cassidy, LCSW MDiv, received her Master of Social Work and Master of Divinity at Baylor University. She works extensively with combat veterans in case management, program coordination, group and individual therapy in both outpatient and residential settings. She is trained in EMDR, CBT, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing and is pursing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy certification. Ruth is currently the Lead Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System in Waco, Texas.
The "Community Clergy Training to Support Rural Veterans Mental Health" Promising Practice is funded by the VA Office of Rural Health.