Suicide Prevention Training

Public Level Training – Suicide prevention courses for any community member

QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer

QPR is a 1-2 hour training for anyone 16 years old or older. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.


ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid that is appropriate for anyone 16 or older. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may be at-risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.


SafeTALK – Suicide Awareness for Everyone

SafeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live.


MHFA – Adult Mental Health First Aid

The one-day (8 hour) course in adult Mental Health First Aid is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older. The course teaches how to respond to a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions


YMHFA – Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in age youth ages 12-18; builds understanding of the importance of early intervention; and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders.


JFI – Jason Foundation, Inc.

The JFI is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators, youth workers, and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.


Professional Level Training – Suicide Prevention courses for professionals

AMSR – Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk

AMSR is a one-day training workshop for behavioral health professionals. The 6.5-hour training program is based on the latest research and designed to help participants provide safer suicide care. AMSR presents five of the most common dilemmas faced by providers and the best practices for addressing them.


CALM – Counseling on Access to Lethal Means

Online course. CALM explains how asking questions and securing potentially lethal methods (means) of self-harm are an important part of a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention. It teaches how to ask suicidal patients/clients about their access to lethal means, and work with them and their families to improve safety at home or in the community.


CIT – Crisis Intervention Team

CIT programs build relationships among law enforcement, mental health providers, and the families of those who have a mental health problem.  CIT programs offer 40 hours of law enforcement-based crisis intervention training for helping those individuals with mental illness. Involvement is CIT is based in the patrol division of the police department. CIT works in partnership with those in mental health care to provide a system of services that is friendly to the individuals with mental illness, family members, and the police officers.


RRSR-PC – Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essential Skills in Primary Care

RRSR is an advanced, interactive training that provides the knowledge, tools, and resources to effectively screen, triage, refer, and treat those who are at risk for suicide in the primary care setting.


School Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program

Online certification course for school psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, and all others dedicated to or responsible for reducing the incidence of suicide and suicidal behaviors among today’s school-age youth.


Zero Suicide Initiative

Zero Suicide is a call to relentlessly pursue a reduction in suicide and improve the care for those who seek help. The foundational belief of Zero Suicide is that suicide deaths for individuals under care within health and behavioral health systems are preventable. It presents both a bold goal and an aspirational challenge. For health care systems, this approach represents a commitment:

  • To patient safety, the most fundamental responsibility of health care
  • To the safety and support of clinical staff, who do the demanding work of treating and supporting suicidal patients


Train-the-Trainer (T4T) – Courses designed to train individuals to teach workshops in suicide prevention

PMO offers T4T courses throughout the year in multiple suicide prevention curricula

If you are interested in becoming a certified trainer for suicide prevention workshops, please contact Terresa Humphries-Wadsworth .