Suicide Prevention Begins with Education

Who Needs to Know the Warning Signs of Suicide?

Who Needs to Know How to Do a Suicide Intervention?

Who Can Help Save a Life To Suicide?

EVERYONE!

Suicide is Everyone’s Loss; THEREFORE, “Suicide Prevention is Everyone's Business". While it may be difficult to talk about 'suicide', it cannot remain a taboo subject. We must remain connected to everyone and help each other, even when they are suicidal.

Overcome this myth:

Know that if you reach out to someone in good faith to help them, you are not liable for what may or may not happen to them because you are covered by the Good Samaritan Law. Everyone has to talk about suicide and should know how to do a suicide intervention. An intervention is not counseling and by learning how to intervene on someone whose thoughts of suicide are an imminent risk, you are not providing ongoing therapy. You are intervening on someone's potential actions before they harm themselves and ensuring that they are safe until they do receive mental health treatment of counseling and therapy.

Imagine this..

Imagine yourself having a conversation with a friend, loved one, or even a stranger and they tell you they want to die.
What will you do and say?

  • Mental Health First Aid is just one part of the wide spectrum of interventions available to help someone with mental illness and/or to be a catalyst for treatment and recovery from mental health problems.

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is the first aid intervention provided to an individual experiencing a suicidal crisis and a guide to assisting them to safety and mental healthcare.

  • Sudden and Traumatic Loss Training is what every caregiver and first responder needs to know to help those who have been affected by a traumatic event, incident, or death, specifically a death by suicide.

Mental Health First Aid

This eight-hour course teaches you to identify and help people with mental heath problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar depression, etc.

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)

1-2 hour training for the general public to recognize the warning signs of a suicidal crisis and refer someone to assistance.

QPR Suicide Triage Training for First Responders

4-8 hour training for first responders on assessing suicide risk level. Recommended for first responders ages 18+.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills)

Anyone can learn how to do a suicide intervention and keep someone safe while getting them mental health care.

Sudden and Traumatic LOSS Training for Caregivers and First Responders:

One day training for any caregiver and first responder on responding to and caring for someone or a community that has experienced a traumatic event, including suicide loss.

QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Training Program:

A one-day training for caregivers, healthcare providers, and mental health professionals treating those patients at elevated risk for suicidal behaviors while improving their detection, assessment, and management skills in all settings.

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