Suicide. No word by itself triggers more alarm, fear and pain. The impact of suicide shakes families, schools, churches, and communities. Many feel helpless in the face of what seems like an ever-increasing amount of suicides, but everyone has a role they can play to fight this epidemic. The Hope-focused 3 “R” (HF3R) Suicide Prevention Training is built around 3 critical steps, stages, and strategies anyone can learn to help prevent a suicide. Why? Because someone’s life might depend on it.
everyone can help save a life…
For every coach, teacher, pastor, chaplain, parent, co-worker, grandmother, and more
Recognize the problem, risk factors, and warning signs of suicide.
Evaluate the level of suicide risk, learn to ask key assessment questions, and respond with sensitivity.
Outline the resources available to refer someone who is suicidal, and discuss responses as a measure of prevention.
Recognize: The Problem, Risk Factors and Warning Signs of Suicide
Suicide is a difficult topic and one people don’t feel comfortable talking about. This session will focus on the myths of suicide and how everyday people can recognize the problem, risk factors, and warning signs of suicide.
Respond: How to Respond to Someone Who is Suicidal
This session focuses on ways you can evaluate the level of suicide risk, learn to ask key assessment questions, and respond with sensitivity.
Refer: How to Get Someone Help
One of the most critical parts of responding to suicide is knowing how to get someone professional help. This session will focus on the resources available to properly respond to suicide, and how to use appropriate and sensitive responses to a suicide as a measure for future suicide prevention.
Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A., is a professional counselor, life coach, crisis response trainer, author and speaker. She speaks extensively and provides training, counseling and coaching in the field of grief, crisis and trauma through the Institute for Compassionate Care. Jennifer is an approved instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, teaching several CISM courses. In addition, she serves on the Executive Board and as Director of the Grief, Crisis and Disaster Network of the American Association of Christian Counselors and Clinical Director for the Crisis Response Team of the United States Concealed Carry Association. Jennifer is the co-author of The First 48 Hours: Spiritual Caregivers as First Responders and Spiritual and Psychological First Aid, and Understanding Suicide: Effective Tools for Prevention, Intervention and Survivor Support.
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Knowing what to recognize, how to respond, and referring someone can save a life with proven, hope-focused, suicide prevention training.
Our mission is to train as many as possible on how to step into the life of another person struggling with hopelessness and suicidal thoughts.
The HF3R Plan
HF3R is an evidence-based training program endorsed by the American Association of Christian Counselors.
The 3 "R" Method
With Training anchored in the HOPE we have in Christ, you will learn to recognize the signs of someone who is suicidal, how to respond in critical moments, and how to refer to the right professionals during a crisis.
EVERYONE CAN HELP SAVE A LIFE
Suicide… No one-word brings up more emotions than that word, and the worst emotion is regret. Regret that you didn’t know or weren’t prepared when SUICIDE actually entered the life of your loved one.
We have all heard the terrible stories of the 15-year-old who was bullied, the veteran who couldn’t take the memories, the mom or dad who buckled under the pressure, and the elderly person who just wished it all to stop. These broken souls are all around us and are crying out for HOPE.
The problem is here, and the problem is now. The recent statistics are shocking!
In September 2020, 37% of people who screened for depression indicated that they experienced suicidal ideation more than half or nearly every day of the previous two weeks.3
From January to September 2020, 77,470 youth reported experiencing frequent suicidal ideation, including 75,107 since the start of the pandemic.3
In September 2020, 51% of youth ages 11 to 17 reported the highest rates of suicidal ideation of any age group by having thoughts of suicide or self-harm more than half or nearly every day of the previous two weeks.3
Data from the Census Bureau show that 33% of Americans are exhibiting signs of clinical depression or anxiety.1
In a June Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey, 40% of U.S. adults reported struggling with mental health or substance abuse.2 Of those:
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread rapidly in March 2020, over 178,000 people have reported frequent suicidal ideation.3
The percentage of adults reporting serious thoughts of suicide is just over 4%. The estimated number of adults with serious suicidal thoughts is over 10.7 million—an increase of over 460,000 people from last year’s data set.3
Let me tell you what that means for you. Half of the teenagers and students that you interact with have contemplated suicide! Out of your ten closest friends or colleagues, three have had thoughts of ending it all! We are still losing 22 of our brave veterans every single day!
YOU can help save a life.
Hope-focused 3 “R” Suicide Prevention Training is here to give you words when you don’t know what to say and actions when you don’t know what to do. We will teach you the methods clinical counselors use, but don’t worry—everyone can do this!
Hear me on this…. Since the pandemic hit and all that has come with it, we are experiencing a suicide tsunami. It has never been more critical for you to be prepared to give someone HOPE when they have lost it all.
I promise that this evidence-based course is easy to understand, and the plan is simple to follow. It is designed for every grandmother, teacher, sports coach, father, pastor, small group leader, and even teenagers!
Here is the best part:
Regular tuition for the 3-hour on-demand course is usually $89, but you can enroll in the course as a Charter Student right now for only $39…. That’s a discount of $50.
Better yet- Study Together!
This course is great for groups, and we have a special group price of $29 per person when you sign up five people or more. Get your family, colleagues, and friends together and be ready to help save lives with this amazing training.
Let’s get you started!
We can’t wait to see how God uses this amazing training program to SAVE LIVES!
We love being a part of your life.
Tim Clinton, Ed.D., LPC, LMFT, BCPCC
President, American Association of Christian Counselors
P.S.– Enroll now as a Charter Student for the best savings we can pass on to you. Regular tuition for the 3-hour on-demand course is usually $89, but you can enroll in the course as a Charter Student right now for only $39…. That’s a discount of $50.
1 “A third of Americans now show signs of clinical anxiety or depression, Census Bureau finds amid coronavirus pandemic.” Washington Post, May 26, 2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/05/26/americans-with-depression-anxiety-pandemic/?arc404=true.
2 Czeisler MÉ, Lane RI, Petrosky E, et al. Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 24–30, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:1049–1057. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6932a1external icon.
3 The State of Mental Health in America. Mental Health America.
4 Death Rates Due to Suicide and Homicide Among Persons Aged 10–24: United States, 2000–2017. NCHS Data Brief. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db352-h.pdf
5 Schmutte T, O’Connell M, Weiland M, Lawless S, Davidson L. Stemming the tide of suicide in older white men: a call to action. Am J Mens Health. 2009 Sep;3(3):189-200. DOI: 10.1177/1557988308316555. Epub 2008 Apr 30. PMID: 19477749.