CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means

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“CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means” is a 1.5 to 2 hour workshop designed to help providers implement counseling strategies to help clients at risk for suicide and their families reduce access to lethal means, particularly (but not exclusively) firearms. It includes a number of components: background on suicide data and lethal means; an introduction to firearms; video presentation that models the counseling strategy; a presentation and discussion on conducting a counseling session; optional role plays; and a course evaluation.

More information about CALM is available via its listing in the Best Practice Registry of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) website: http://www.sprc.org/resources-programs/calm-counseling-access-lethal-means-0