Suicide Prevention Training Presentations and Education
Our customized presentations are available for schools, service groups, non-profit agencies, mental health providers, hospitals, and local businesses.
Presentations and trainings are free & available in English or Spanish.
Outreach presentations include age-appropriate content, resources, and materials.
We are also able to provide internationally recognized, evidence-based trainings such as ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). If you are interested in receiving one of these trainings, you can click here to submit a request, email us at email@example.com or call our administrative line at 831-459-9373.
Benefits of Our Programs
Presentations to youth and adults create a safe space for participants to :
Identify the stigma and myths about suicide that discourage people from reaching out
Increase their awareness of suicide warning signs
and suicidal statements and how to respond
Learn to recognize risk factors such as isolation
and increase in alcohol/drug use
Increase their ability to express compassion for those experiencing suicidal thoughts
Identify ways to get help for themselves
or someone else who may be at risk
Discuss helpful and harmful coping behaviors
Trainings for service providers prepare those working with at risk groups to :
Explore their own beliefs, feelings, thoughts,
and attitudes around suicide
Identify the suicide crisis line as a resource for them
and the people they serve
Identify those who may be at an increased risk for suicidal thoughts or behavior
Identify and respond effectively to suicide warning signs
and suicidal statements
Use safe strategic models to discuss suicide with their clients
Use communication skills that promote trust
and encourage expression
Engage a comprehensive suicide/crisis intervention model
to promote safety
Plan for and practice effective self-care and debriefing
If you are interested in our internationally recognized, evidence-based trainings, click the link below to submit a request, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our administrative line at 831-459-9373.
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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.