In a large survey of students from almost 100 college campuses, about 3% of undergraduate students had seriously considered killing themselves recently (last two weeks) and 9% endorsed serious thoughts of suicide in the past year. This survey conducted by the American College Health Association also found that between 1-2%1 of students attempted suicide in the past year. Clearly students on college campuses are experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors and college counseling centers, psychological services centers, and health services centers are looked to to prevent student suicide.
Educators on college campuses are clear stakeholders in suicide prevention as well. Professionals working with patients experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors regularly discuss fear of working with these patients and feelings of inadequate training in suicide prevention. Undergraduate courses in suicidology/suicide prevention, graduate courses in the assessment, management, and treatment of suicidality, and continuing education events for professionals working on college campuses are all pertinent ways of ensuring the next generation of counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, general practitioners, and the like are well versed in evidence-based methods of treating those at-risk for suicide.
The links below can help you bring advanced undergraduate training in suicidology and graduate/professional training in CAMS specifically. Whether you are an educator, the director of a college counseling center, or a graduate student excited about improving your clinical skill set, you will find resources for implementing CAMS on your campus to prevent suicide and integrating CAMS education materials into your undergraduate and graduate courses.
An educator and want more information about integrating CAMS into my undergraduate or graduate course curriculum
A behavioral healthcare provider and want more information about ways my campus counseling center/clinic can prevent student suicide
A graduate student interested in becoming CAMS TRAINED as part of my education
CAMS TRAININGS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
This training may be most ideal for students receiving graduate-level training. Although undergraduate students would learn valuable clinical skills and the foundation of CAMS from this training, they likely will have minimal opportunity to apply their learning until graduate study.
Online Role-Play Training
Online Role-Play Training is designed to enhance knowledge regarding the philosophy and theory of the CAMS Framework® while providing an opportunity to practice using the CAMS Framework and complete the Suicide Status Form with other individuals.
$50 for students
*Student ID required