Suicide is prevented through mental health education.
QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for suicide prevention is a 1-2 hours program designed to teach individuals the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. You will learn how to question the individual’s desire or intent regarding suicide, persuade the person to seek or accept help, and refer the person to appropriate resources.
Evidence Based Training: SPRC
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.
Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid (for adults who work with young people) is an 8 hour course which trains you to assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. You will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
Western States Conference on Suicide - Power of One- Boise State University - Boise, ID - October 22, 2018
Western States Conference on Suicide Training Day - Boise State University - Boise, ID - October 23, 2018
QPR Train the Trainer
Mental Health First Aid Train the Trainer - Boise, ID