Facts About Suicide
Suicide is a leading cause of death among college students and young adults. Suicide is, often times, preventable. Unquestionably you want your campus to be known for meeting your students' mental health issues and being dedicated to fostering the total well being of all students. Young people who consider suicide may not seek help directly, so it is important to be able to recognize signs that they may be at risk. Having a safe environment for students to share and implement alternatives to suicide is vital to their overall success as they represent their alma mater in their various fields. This is not a 'one-size-fits-all' experience, thus the alternatives to prevent suicide ideation need to be multifactorial.
About Dr. Kaine
Patricia Kaine MD is an inspirational speaker who is able to get an audience meaningfully engaged in learning alternative behaviors and coping strategies. She is dedicated to using her knowledge and experience in curtailing the current suicide epidemic by reaching out to colleges and universities with methods to thwart suicide before it evolves into a crisis.
As a seventy year experienced, retired, board-certified physician with intimate awareness of all areas of suicide, Patricia knows the pain of being the family member left behind. She has experienced the loss of her sister, two paternal aunts and two maternal cousins to suicide. Patricia is also a person who lives with suicide ideation, having committed herself to the mental hospital four times from the late 1970s - early 1990s so that she was protected from herself, when suicide seemed the only option.
Patricia has used and developed alternatives and strategies to prevent suicide for over a quarter of a century. She has supported her patients to choose better solutions to the challenges they were experiencing. The ‘Kaine Method’ is a tool Patirica teaches as a safe and quick method to deal with the immediate stress of the moment, when suicide ideation is present.
A Professional of the Year 2020
Read: "Dr. Patricia A. Kaine, MD Recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2020 by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication":
Working with Patricia, you can begin to implement programs that change lives and reverse the suicide trend. Students need to know that their campus is safe for them to be authentic and express what's behind the mask of "everything is okay here." Your counselors, educators, administrators, and students alike will learn how to be more aware of one another and the signs of suicide ideation. Something as simple as a smile can make all the difference. Watch a bit of Dr. Keane speaking here ...
Audience will walk away:
- Being able to recognize persons in ideation of suicide phase
- Knowing how to offer support
- The ability to aid in reversing the suicide epidemic
- Confident that they can be a leader in meeting all the needs of your student body