This class will cover the basic principles of suicide risk, including who is at risk and how to identify signs of suicidality. Participants will also develop communication strategies to engage someone who may be at risk and where to go for help. For those interested in getting more involved in suicide prevention efforts, a list of community and national resources will be provided.
This class, facilitated by a professional therapist, introduces participants to the psychology and physiology of stress as a means for understanding and mitigating negative stress reactions. This session will demonstrate how variable levels of stress affect performance – positively and negatively. The class will discuss factors contributing to stress and how to minimize them, and offer insight into practical ways to manage stress when unavoidable. The session will also help participants gain an understanding of how our perception of an experience as “stressful” affects our reactions and ultimately, how to use that same process to alter our perceptions to reduce stress.