The following information contains available suicide prevention, intervention, awareness trainings in Douglas and Arapahoe Counties sponsored by the members of the Douglas Arapahoe Suicide Prevention Alliance.  Click on the name of the training for more information, including registration.


A.S.I.S.T. – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is a 2-day (two eight (8) hour consecutive days) workshop designed to teach the participant skills to confidently intervene with someone at risk of suicide.  A.S.I.S.T. is a standardized intervention developed by LivingWorks Education, Inc.   A.S.I.S.T.  is evidence based and on the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s best practice registry.


safeTALK – Suicide Alertness For Everyone! This workshop is about 3 hours in duration, and prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  safeTALK is a standardized suicide alertness skills workshop developed by LivingWorks Education, Inc. safeTALK is evidence based and on the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s best practice registry.


QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer is a 60-90 minute training that is intended to teach those who are in a position to recognize the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of people in trouble to take action to prevent a possible tragedy.  QPR is evidence based, developed by the QPR Institute, and is on the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s best practice registry.


Other external trainings we recommend:

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) – 8 hour course that assists with the ability to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorder.  Many courses are offered by one of our member, AllHealth Network.  You can visit the Mental Health First Aid site to find a course near you.


Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) – is an all-day training for mental health clinicians, hospital and medical staff to recognize the suicidal client and manage the risk.  More information on the training is located on the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s page. This training is also on the best practice registry.


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