The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is seeking faculty, staff and graduate students to serve as REACH suicide prevention trainers.
The trainers advocate for the work of the REACH Suicide Prevention program and help further the mission to create a campus culture of care. By facilitating REACH trainings to groups of university students, staff and faculty, trained individuals help others learn the risk factors, warning signs and intervention tactics to prevent suicide.
Initial training for those interested in becoming a REACH trainer will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Oct. 28. Individuals should sign up to participate.
Trainers receive comprehensive training and ongoing support throughout the year to become campus leaders in suicide prevention. Each trainer is asked to facilitate trainings twice per semester.
“I REACH because I want to build true connections with individuals,” said Rebekah Neary-DeLaPorte, assistant director for the Nebraska Business Honors Academy. “I want to equip people with the tools and the confidence to ask the hard questions while showing deep empathy toward others.”
More than 6,500 students, faculty and staff have been trained to help save lives since REACH training began at on campus in 2018.
For questions about the REACH program, please contact Abbey Ragain at firstname.lastname@example.org.