The Science of Suicide Prevention and Mental Resilience Training

Class Dates:  Monday, February 21 - Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Hours: 16 (two-day course) 8am-5pm

This course is designed as a proactive approach to suicide prevention. The skills taught during this course may help save the life of an officer. The course provides cognitive and behavioral tools necessary to sustain an officer’s mental health, build emotional resilience, reduce the risk of suicide before a crisis point, and promote the attitude that suicide prevention is the responsibility of every officer in the department.

The officers will gain an understanding of the psychology of fear, stress, anxiety, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that result from critical incidents or traumatic events and offers ways to decrease anxiety, lower the effects of stress, and provide effective behavioral interventions that can mitigate the potential psychological impact that those events can have on officers.