Training

If you have a medical or behavioral health emergency, call 911 or go to the closest emergency department at one of the hospitals listed below.

You can text, chat online or call the Colorado Crisis Line or go to a Walk-In Center.

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 training 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.

Other Training:

QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer – 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.

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 our member, AllHealth Network and Centura Health.  You can visit the Mental Health First Aid Colorado site to find a course near you.

To Find Other Training and More Information:

National Council for Behavioral Health

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

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