Good morning! The 2021 MHA Suicide Summit has started (see below) and I’ll be up in less than an hour.
Sometimes I think the hardest part about doing workshops is writing the workshop blurb. My problem-and maybe it’s just my problem—is that the process of writing workshop blurbs nearly always impairs my judgment. I start out writing like a sensible and rational person, but eventually I decompensate into displaying delusions of grandeur. For the Mental Health Academy Suicide Summit, I completely lost touch with reality and claimed that I would,
- Describe strengths-based principles for suicide assessment and treatment
- Be able to implement three strengths-based assessment tools (and recognize the limits of risk and protective factor assessment)
- Identify suicide drivers (and goals) linked to seven common life dimensions
- Describe at least one wellness and mood management positive psychology strategy for patients and practitioners.
Of course, all of this is great, but, here’s the catch. I’m only presenting for 45 minutes!
If anyone out there can help me become more realistic, I would appreciate the input.
In the meantime, here are the ppts for the presentation today.