Prevention Tools

Suicide Language Use Tutorial

There has been some debate on the correct terms to use in describing suicidal behavior. The QPR Institute has developed this quick Suicide Language Use Tutorial to help guide you through accurate use of language when talking about suicide.

 

Suicide Prevention Trainings

*NEW TRAINING ALERT*

LivingWorks Start is a 90-minute self-paced training that equips people with the knowledge and skills to recognize when someone is struggling and help keep them safe. Middle and high school staff and students (ages 13 and over) can access the training by clicking here to access the flyer and clicking on the link in the middle of the page. This is a unique opportunity for a free training for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

The County of San Luis Obispo and Transitions-Mental Health Association offer a variety of suicide prevention trainings. Follow the following link to learn more about how Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) can teach you the warning signs and how to refer someone to help. Follow this link to learn more about how the 16-hour Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) can teach you how to help someone through a suicide crisis. Want to learn more about mental health and suicide? Visit Mental Health First Aid can help teach you to save a life.

Our partners from The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) also have a great selection of suicide prevention education tools that target difference audiences and their unique experiences. Click the following link to learn about what AFSP Program is right for you. 

The PsychArmor Institute has a variety of suicide prevention trainings specific to Active Military and Veterans. Register for Helping Others Hold On or S.A.V.E. to help your brothers and sisters in arms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact our access line at 1 (800) 838-1381 for information or to schedule an appointment. All services are available in Spanish.