Suicide Prevention in Times of COVID-19 and Civil Unrest

Ever feel unprepared to work with a client with suicidal thoughts or behaviors? Have you been to a training and felt like it ended too soon, and you don’t know how to facilitate an intervention? Worried about the current climate and the impact on suicide prevention? This workshop will provide you with the most up to date information about suicide prevention including the importance of language, the statistics, the leading theory of suicide, how to build your crisis intervention skills, and what impact the current climate is having on mental health and suicide prevention. Come with questions!


Date: Saturday, Jan 30, 2021

Time: Sign-In: 9:30am EST – Workshop: 10:00am EST-12:00pm EST

Location: Online, Real-Time, Interactive via Zoom

Cost:     $39 early registration through Jan 23

$45 after Jan 23

$30 Groups of 3+

Presenter: Juli Murray, MS

CEU Credits: 2.0 Maryland and DC Category 1 Social Work CEUs – Accepted for many other mental health professionals (see below for details)


Juli Murray is passionate about mental wellness and education – luckily, she has a lot of ways to use that in her life. She is the founder and Lead Trainer of Inquiring Minds LLC and is an adjunct professor for three colleges. Juli is currently working towards her PhD in Educational Psychology. Previously, Juli and her team won awards for their work with teens with severe mental health issues, and she was a Crisis Text Line counselor. In her free time, she serves as the Education Chair for the Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, buys too many plants, and plays frisbee with her dogs. She loves to meet new people, so please feel free to connect!


CEU Credit Info


Our CEU credits are accepted for: 

  • Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Maryland Social Workers
  • Maryland Psychologists
  • Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Maryland Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Maryland Residential Child Care Professionals
  • DC Social Workers
  • DC Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Virginia Social Workers
  • West Virginia Social Workers
  • Don’t see your licensure listed here? Email us at 

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits (Category 1 CEUs). Our workshops are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.  For more information please visit our FAQ page.


After attending this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Describe current national trends of suicide across age groups and ethnicities
  2. Explain the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide
  3. Describe the impact of the current times on mental health
  4. Explain the ‘safety for now’ model and concept of a ‘turning point’
  5. Use self-care plan to develop personal self-care practices

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