Suicide Prevention Trainings
Suicide is a complex issue that affects individuals, families, and communities across the world. While there is no single solution to preventing suicide, training programs can provide valuable skills and knowledge to help individuals recognize the warning signs, engage in conversations about suicide, and connect those at risk with appropriate resources and support. Our organization offers two evidence-based suicide prevention trainings: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and SafeTALK. These trainings provide practical skills for recognizing warning signs, engaging in conversations, developing safety plans, and connecting individuals with ongoing support and resources.
If you reside in Santa Cruz, Monterey, or San Benito counties, you will be able to schedule suicide prevention training for your community group or business. By participating in our suicide prevention trainings, you can help to build the skills and knowledge needed to support those at risk of suicide and save lives. Whether you work in healthcare, social work, education, or community outreach, our trainings can provide valuable tools for preventing suicide and promoting mental health.
Building Skills and Saving Lives...
SafeTALK is a half-day training course that teaches participants how to recognize the signs of someone who may be at risk of suicide and how to connect them with resources and support. This training emphasizes the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment for someone to talk about their suicidal thoughts, and teaches participants how to identify appropriate resources and referrals for ongoing care
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST): ASIST is a two-day training course that teaches participants how to intervene with someone who may be at risk of suicide. This training provides practical skills for recognizing warning signs and engaging in a conversation with someone about their suicidal thoughts. ASIST also teaches participants how to develop a safety plan, provide ongoing support, and connect someone to professional resources as needed.
The Let's Talk Suicide training program, developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, provides practical skills and knowledge to help individuals recognize warning signs, engage in conversations, and connect those at risk with appropriate resources and support. Our training program is available in both English and Spanish to better serve our diverse community. The program is designed to be flexible and customizable to meet the specific needs of your audience or group. By participating in the Let's Talk Suicide training, you can help to create a safer and more supportive environment for those at risk of suicide. Contact us today to schedule your Let's Talk Suicide training and help prevent suicide in your community.
24-Hour Suicide Crisis Line
Serving Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties for over 50 years
Calls to the Suicide Crisis Line are confidential, but we are required to report to outside agencies and/or get additional help in certain situations, including immediate risk of suicide or homicide and minor, elder, or dependent adult abuse or neglect.
Las llamadas a Suicide Crisis Line son confidenciales, pero estamos obligados a informar a agencias exteriores y de obtener ayuda adicional en ciertas situaciones, incluyendo riesgo inmediato de suicidio u homicidio al igual que abuso o descuido/abandono de algún menor, anciano y/ó un adulto dependiente.