A training for your organization or community can empower people with life-saving skills for years to come! Contact us to schedule one of these programs for FREE.
Talk Saves Lives
An approximately 60 minute program developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for community education. This flexible program can be customized to your specific group and details the ways in which anyone can notice someone struggling with mental health, safely start a conversation, and keep them safe while directing them to help.
More Than Sad
A one-hour research-based program developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for use with middle and high school students and parents. This is an excellent program for a parent night at school, church or any other interested group. The program includes faculty/staff and parent education as well as the student video and guide. For school personnel, trainings can last one or two hours, depending on preferences and choices made.
safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone
safeTALK prepares you to be a suicide alert helper. In only three hours, you will learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide. You will develop helping skills and feel more comfortable assisting persons with thoughts of suicide to connect with professionals and stay safe.
It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health
This documentary film by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) features the stories of six college students from across the country, revealing depression and other mental health conditions as they are commonly experienced by young adults. It shows how students can seek help for these conditions and successfully manage them. The introduction, film, and follow-up discussion with one of our trainers will take about one hour.
Soul Shop for Congregations
Suicidal desperation is a concern for people of every age, economic status, race, gender, and role. It impacts church members, leaders, and clergy. In Soul Shop, a Christianity-based suicide prevention training, you will learn how to minister to those who are currently considering suicide, those who are anxious that a family member or friend might be considering suicide, those that have lost a loved one to suicide, and those who have experienced suicidal thinking in the past but are no longer having those thoughts. Sometimes all people need is a sign that they are supposed to live. You can be that sign when you learn to talk about suicide and lead people to help. Soul Shop is a 2 hour program.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.