UQAR launches online training course on suicide prevention

September 18, 2017

The Université du Québec à Rimouski has launched a new seven-hour, online training course on suicide prevention. The course teaches students how to identify risk and protective factors, estimate the potential for suicide and the urgency of the situation, and strategies for helping others to express their suffering and intentions. The course was developed in particular for persons who work in detention centres, education, or social services. UQAR nursing professor Nathalie Maltais states that it is critical to focus on suicide prevention and the identification of at-risk persons, and that the best way to do so is to help them develop the appropriate skills. UQAR