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Suicide Prevention Programs


Talk stands for: Tell,  Ask, Listen, Keepsafe

This program is a three-hour suicide alertness program that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper.  Minimum:  5 participants.

SafeTALK trained-helpers will be able to identify and recognize people with thoughts of suicide and connect them with life-saving first aid resources.

This training was developed by Livingworks Education, Inc.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainings-ASIST

This is a two day training. Minimum participants: 6

Evaluations have shown that Applied Suicide Intervention  Skills  Training  (ASIST)  increases caregivers’ knowledge and confidence to respond to a person at risk of suicide

Over the course of two days, participant will learn to:

  • Recognize opportunities for help
  • Reach out and offer support
  • Estimate the risk for suicide
  • Apply a model for suicide intervention
  • Link people with community resources

This training was developed by Livingworks Education, Inc.

Question, Persuade, Refer-QPR Gatekeeper Training

This is a one to two-hour  training program that teaches participants three simple skills to avert suicide and save a life:   Question, Persuade, and Refer.  Minimum:  5 participants

QPR Training increases awareness of suicide as the most preventable cause of death.  It helps dispel misconceptions and myths, teaches warning signs, and discusses emotional reactions to suicide.

QPR does not include suicide risk assessment  training.  The training will prepare you to be a QPR Gatekeeper, just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis that saves  lives.





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