Speaking and Training
Dr. Hudnall has spoken at events around the world and trained over 30,000 educators.
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Dr. Hudnall's heart has always been in education and helping kids. He is a former high school principal and associate superintendent. He has trained over 30,000 educators—administrators, counselors, and teachers—in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.
Youth suicide is not a school issue. It is a community issue. From club chapters and churches to city government and PTA, everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide.
Dr. Hudnall has presented at state, national, and global conferences, such as the American Association of Suicidology and the World Congress of International Association for Suicide Prevention.
Stressors from home and in the workplace can impact employees' well-being. Mental health problems ultimately deplete motivation, productivity, and profit. It is always in a company's best interest to prioritize mental health.
Thousands of youth die by suicide every year. It is the second-leading cause of death among people ages 10-34. But suicide is also the most preventable cause of death. By knowing the warning signs and how to refer someone to help, most suicides can be prevented. Learn the latest research and practices in suicide prevention and intervention.
After a Suicide
The tragedy of a suicide can shake the entire school community. It is essential that educators are trained to respond in the event of a suicide. Proper postvention will help the community heal and prevent a suicide contagion. Learn crisis protocols, including how to utilize a crisis team, support grieving students, and safely honor the person who died.
A quarter of tenth graders who reported being bullied also made a suicide attempt in the past year. While bullying does not directly cause suicide, it can be a catalyst. Dr. Hudnall teaches strategies to combat bullying, foster supportive relationships, and build an inclusive school climate.
Resilience is what helps us bounce back from life's challenges. Resilient people are skilled in stress management, problem-solving, and coping skills—all key protective factors against suicide. Dr. Hudnall offers tools for developing resilience, using our strengths, and overcoming adversity.
We are incredibly connected, able to see what our friends are up to with the tap of a phone. So why is it that young people are more lonely than ever? Dr. Hudnall explains the damaging effects of isolation on mental health and how to form meaningful connections with others.
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