Module 1: Making the case: Why do we need to consider suicide prevention during catastrophic events?
A catastrophic event is a disaster, like the COVID-19 pandemic or a hurricane, that can have monumental impacts across a population and the infrastructure of communities. This module dives into the impact of these disruptions on communities and why suicide prevention is important both in this context and in long-term recovery. We recommend reviewing the module with partners and completing activities as a group.
Identify the impact of catastrophic events on communities, including impacts on critical infrastructure and how this affects a community’s ability to flourish emotionally.
Place the impact of catastrophic events in historical and cultural contexts.
Recognize the connections between catastrophic events and suicide.
Explain the importance of suicide prevention in the midst of catastrophic events and as part of long-term recovery.
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What is your relationship to suicide prevention?