Through education we can prevent suicide from happening by following the key warning signs which points to suicidal behavior.
Disorderly, rebellious, and other abnormal actions
Depression, anger, sadness are some emotional warnings
Statements like “life is too hard” or “I give up”
Physical changes such as inability to sleep or eat
Losing a loved one to suicide often leaves the survivors with many difficult feelings that can be difficult to accept or overcome.
Learn the necessary steps to overcome grief.
Locate support groups to talk to others experiencing the same grief
Counselor contacts, emergency hotlines, and online resources
Answers to the many questions are followed by suicide
Jacob Crouch Suicide Prevention Services provides educational programs to schools in the Acadiana area. Our programs provide students with the tools necessary to help themselves or others who may be showing signs of potential at-risk behavior. Additionally we include suicide prevention education for teachers, counselors, and school administrators. We also provide suicide prevention training to law enforcement personnel, firefighters and other first responders. And, together with the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette we offer a survivor of suicide support group which is open to any adult who is grieving a loss to suicide.
Prevention training for teachers and administrators
Suicide prevention training for students and adolescents
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is 2 day standardized training
Standardized 3-4 hour training that has been developed by LivingWorks
Please call Kelley Chapman at (337) 261-5653 for more information or to register for our survivor of suicide support group. The group meets twice a month and is free to any adult who is grieving a loss to suicide.