Umatter® YYA promotes youth mental health and leadership skills. CHL works directly with adult advisors within school systems to support the delivery of a curriculum that is focused on building resilience and promoting help-seeking behaviors. Participants are supported in the creation of a Community Action Project to impact their community.
Join us and become equipped to facilitate Umatter Suicide Awareness workshops in your community or place of work. You will gain the skills, knowledge, confidence, and materials to bring suicide prevention awareness to your community. You will help others identify signs and symptoms of suicide, risk and protective factors, when and how to refer for more help, and how to access resources.
When a suicide occurs it affects an entire community. Umatter for Communities educates the professionals that work within our communities to be effective in suicide prevention efforts.
Umatter® also includes a public information campaign. The central message of this campaign is that you matter because you may need help, and you matter because you may be in a position to help.
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Umatter® was developed based upon a review of other suicide prevention programs to determine key concepts. Research from the American Association of Suicidology and the academic literature regarding suicide were applied. Once program goals and objectives were developed, experiential learning activities were designed to reach all learning preferences and styles of participants to ensure the maximum transfer of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Umatter® is a program of the Center for Health and Learning. CHL seeks to disseminate Umatter® nationally and work with partners to continue to refine and develop the program. Please give us your feedback and contact us for more information.
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