Education

Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss offers educational presentations and training sessions. We speak to church groups, youth groups, high school and university students, educators, medical personnel, emergency responders, social service agencies, non-profit organizations, mental health agencies, and civic clubs, to name a few. Fresno SOS has a very active volunteer speakers bureau. Our speakers present to more than 6,000 individuals annually.

Our presentations typically cover the following content:

  • Suicide Overview
  • Statistics
  • Warning signs
  • Risk Factors
  • Depression Education
  • Myths/Facts
  • Coping skills
  • Videos
  • Role-playing
  • Handouts
  • Grief As A Survivor
In 2009 Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss provided 95 presentations to the community, volunteered 109.5 hours by way of our fifteen-person Speakers Bureau, spoke to 3,794 individuals who now have a greater awareness of suicide and its prevention, and referred 143 individuals for additional help following our presentations.