Shanea Clancy, Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Butler VA
This week's episode features a guest that we're honored to have as suicide prevention needs to be discussed and talked about in our local communities. Shanea Clancy, Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Butler Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, joins the show to talk about all of the new programs the Butler VA is offering to help prevent suicide.
We start the show by discussing the treatment programs the Butler VA has expanded to provide Veterans. One of those programs, Suicide Prevention, is our main topic for the episode. Shanea goes in-depth to talk about suicide prevention, common myths & misinformation, and risk factors.
Shanea talks about the S.A.V.E. model which is an acronym for:
Signs of Suicidal thinking
Validate the person's experience
Encourage treatment and Expedite getting help
We end the show with a few additional comments from Shanea along with a success story she had with a fellow Veteran that you won't want to miss.
For more information about S.A.V.E training:
Contact Shanea Clancy
Veteran's Crisis Line as talked about in the episode:
1-800-273-8255 Press 1 or text 838255 for a text session
For More Information on the Caregiver Support Summit on August 4th:
Caregiver Support Summit (Inclusive Care: Empowering & Engaging Caregivers as Partners in Care) Wednesday, August 4, 2021 830am – 12:00 pm
-Purpose of Summit: To bring together key stakeholders in the community with the goal of addressing the support needs of caregivers and families of Veterans residing in the local area.
-Location: VA Butler HCC: Auditorium or virtually via WebEx
-CEU’s available for Providers, Nursing, and Social Work
-Registration Contact: Candice McManis @ 878-271-6540 or Candice.email@example.com