The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) is excited to offer free, online, self-paced suicide prevention trainings for military members, family members, and communities!
An informational webinar will be hosted by OSPF and Kognito, featuring Colin Fowler, Psychological Health Coordinator, at the Ohio Army National Guard. This webinar will introduce you to the topic of suicide in Ohio service members and provide an example of how the Kognito trainings are being incorporated into The Ohio National Guard's ongoing suicide prevention efforts. Most importantly, you will learn how these trainings can help military members in your communities!
Register below for the Military Webinar:
Sept 11, 2017, 12:00 PM EST https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2224526811726270723
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
As a reminder on what Kognito trainings OSPF has to offer service members...
OSPF is offering3 Kognito gatekeeper trainings http://ohiospf.org/resources.php for active military members, veterans, military families, and communities. These trainings educate individuals on how to recognize warning signs of distress in others and how to help them find support.
- Together Strong https://www.jointogetherstrong.com/ is a phone app simulation OR online simulation which educates military members on how to recognize warning signs of distress in peers, how to check-in on friends, and how to refer friends to available services.
To access the app, download Together Strong from Google Play
or iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/together-strong/id903930751?mt=8
Registration is free when you enter a valid Ohio zip code
- Family of Heroes https://www.familyofheroes.com/ohio/ is an online simulation which provides military families with knowledge on how to recognize when a family member is in distress, how to adjust to deployment and post-deployment transitions, and how to effectively communicate with one another.
- Veterans on Campus https://ohio.kognito.com/ is an online simulation which teaches military members in higher-ed institutions how to recognize a classmate in distress and how to reach out to a friend in need.
The Kognito military trainings are for all military members, family members, and community members interested in being prepared to help their peers and loved-ones. All 3 trainings use avatars to enable users to practice having tough conversations when they see someone at risk. Through conversations, users are given confidence in recognizing, discussing, and referring others to available supports and services.
To access the online trainings visit http://ohiospf.org/programs_main.php Registration for the courses is free with enrollment key: ohiospf
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shawna Hite (info below).
Shawna Hite, MPH, CHES
SAMSHA GLS Grant Project Coordinator
614-429-1528 ext. 402
These trainings are offered [in part] under grant number SM062894 from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.