Available as webinar or live workshop
My Bridge of Hope is a 90-minute interactive workshop that addresses the question: Is Suicide Inevitable or Preventable for Those with Previous Attempt?
Workshop participants will discover renewed hope for themselves and loved ones based on solid university research and Ken’s personal experience in conducting more than 500 successful suicide interventions. Additionally, participants learn about the spiral of circumstances that can often lead to thoughts of suicide; and gain greater awareness of the signs to look for and the risk to be aware of in building a culture of family and community health.
Chaplain Kenneth Koon, recipient of the 2016 Trinity Awards Emergency Responder of the Year is on a personal mission to Build Resilience and Restore Hope for those at risk of suicide. As the Executive Director of Armed Forces Mission and AFM’s Intervention Institute, Ken has conducted more than 500 successful suicide interventions in both military and civilian communities and trained over 7,000 others in the skills of suicide intervention. Ken has shared his personal story of restored hope in keynote addresses in Washington DC and to various military commands including ARMEDCOM, MI Command Conference, 101st Airborne, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association national conference and various law enforcement agencies throughout Georgia. Ken is the CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Police Chaplain for his hometown and Family Life Chaplain for the 80th Training Command USAR. In his previous assignment, Ken served as the OIC for Suicide Intervention Training in a unit covering soldiers in 13 states, sustaining a Zero suicide rate during his tenure from 2010 to 2015. In 2013 training 300 caregivers in his community the suicide rate dropped to a 20-year low and was 50% lower than the previous year. Ken is the developer of the Listen Learn Lead Suicide Intervention Model, based on his work with more than 25,000 soldiers and veterans. In 2016 Ken hosted Georgia’s first LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Conference with participants throughout the Southeast attending. Ken holds an M.Div in Education, D.Min in Counseling, and is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Georgia Chiefs of Police Association. Ken and his wife, Sherry are the proud parents of four grown sons, the oldest currently deployed with the US Air Force. Ken holds that positive and healthy relations with family is a vital key to maintaining personal resilience and hope.
Through the No More Suicide Campaign AFM offers 60 to 90 minute webinars for organizations of all types.
We can customize a webinar to your particular audience.
"We had 13 states represented! It was a great experience and our Buddy Team wants us to do it again! Thank you and your team at Armed Forces Mission for taking the time to create this webinar for us! We look forward to working with you!"
Nick and Jan Catinna
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