Course Description

This offering has been approved by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities as an OSAP eligible micro-credential. To learn more about the process to apply for OSAP micro-credential funding at Laurier, please visit the OSAP for Micro-credential Funding webpage. Email questions to continuingeducation@wlu.ca.

Suicidality and self-harm are difficult topics for most people. It can be hard to understand why young people might harm themselves or worse, end their lives.

You want to help but what do you say? What if you say the wrong thing? Where can you go to find help for students?

In this module you'll learn about:

The signs of distress that may indicate self-harm.

The skills you need to engage in a difficult conversation with an at-risk student.

Reducing your natural sense of fear and discomfort with this topic, allowing you to feel more confident and to take action if necessary.

Instructor: Carolyn FitzGerald, assistant professor, Faculty of Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, PhD (clinical psychology).



Participants must first complete module 1 before completing modules 2-7.  You are welcome to register for modules 2-7 concurrently with a registration for module 1, however module 1 must be completed before completing additional modules.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, the course you have selected is currently not open for enrollment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.
Required fields are indicated by .