COVID-19 SPPM Message
It is ideal to do this training face-to-face, but with COVID-19 restrictions, we are doing things differently.
Family Members: This class was designed especially for you. We know that you do not always have time to attend one of the classes at the unit - and some of you may not want to be around a group of boisterous Soldiers. When you complete this course, you will have a solid understanding of how things work in the military regarding suicidal thoughts and seeking help.
Soldiers: You will receive training from the command Suicide Prevention Program Manager on this platform and you will still learn a lot of good information should follow up by speaking with your first line leaders about what you have learned. Your leaders will do your role-play through the platform of choice, or telephonically. Train as you fight! In reality, your interventions will likely take place on a phone call so this is your chance to train up in the same manner - not in a stuffy classroom or falling asleep to Powerpoint.
The course uses modules and vignettes to help in your learning and keep you focused. If you need a refresher, you have open access to the course content.
If you have any questions, you may contact the POC below.
Kimberly Franco, Suicide Prevention Program Manager
24/7 Crisis Hotline 800-273-8255 (1)
Or text Help to 838255 or to 741741