Please Join The Oregon College and University Suicide Prevention Project (OCUSPP) for a:
Thomas Joiner Training:
Why People Die
On: June 27th from 10:00-4:30pm
At: Portland State University
Register HERE today!
What you will learn:
In his new theory of suicidal behavior, Thomas Joiner proposes three factors that mark those most at risk of death: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and, perhaps chillingly, the learned ability to hurt oneself. He tests the theory against diverse facts taken from clinical anecdotes, history, literature, popular culture, anthropology, epidemiology, genetics, and neurobiology— and facts about suicide rates among diverse groups.
Click HERE to view and print the event flyer!
Training learning objectives:
- to review basic facts about the epidemiology and risk factors for death by suicide
- to learn about a new theory of suicidal behavior
- to learn about anecdotal, clinical, and scientific evidence that evaluates this new theory
- to learn about approaches to suicide risk assessment
- to learn about developments in the treatment of suicidal behavior
- to learn about developments in suicide prevention
- to understand the experience of people who are bereaved by suicide