Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States.
As educated as our society appears, the stigma surrounding mental illness still creates a barrier to seeking services for mental health. Suicide has been identified as a public health issue and needs the participation of the community to address the crisis. You are far more likely to encounter an individual in an emotional emergency than you are to see someone in cardiac distress. Knowing how to respond can mean life or death, just as applying CPR increases chances for survival during a heart attack.
The word suicide makes people uncomfortable. We're here to help. By providing resources and education, you'll not only be more comfortable saying suicide, you'll be equipped to offer help. You will be letting a person in crisis know you are not afraid of the feelings they are having.
1 HOUR - Lunch n Learn
ASFP Talk Saves Lives is a community-based suicide prevention introductory class. Classes offered weekly, contact the Dallas Veterans Resource Center for the next class or check the AFSP website for a chapter near you.
2 HOUSE COURSE
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
8 HOUR COURSE
Mental Health First Aid USA is a live training program — like regular First Aid or CPR — designed to give ordinary people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
1 DAY TRAINING
4 MONTHS of WEEKLY 1-HOUR CONSULTATION
MONTHLY ONLINE ADVANCED TRAINING
To meet the need of community mental health professionals to effectively treat military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the STRONG STAR Consortium has launched programs to train providers in the use of evidence-based therapies for posttraumatic stress.
2 DAY INTERACTIVE COURSE
ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.
Special TAPS Programming and Resources provide gentle, understanding support to work through the complicated emotions associated with suicide loss. TAPS Postvention Model is now recognized as a highly successful empirical method of support.
1ST and 3RD TUESDAYS
This is a monthly peer-to-peer, open-forum group meeting for veterans and first responders, led by our team from Stay The Course. Meetings go every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6pm at 22KILL's office.
NO set topics. NO agendas. NO judgement. NO "I" in TR1BE!
12 WEEK PROGRAM
Veteran Spouse Resiliency Groups provide a safe space for veteran spouses and partners of veterans to come together, listen, share stories, and lean on one another for support and guidance.
Trained veteran spouses and/or committed partners will co-facilitate groups of 8-12 spouses with a 12 week curriculum. The V-SRG addresses the unique concerns faced by veteran spouses
12 WEEK FAITH-BASED COURSE
REBOOT Combat Recovery trauma healing course is designed to help combat veterans and their families recover from the spiritual and moral wounds of war. Courses are private and peer-led, inclusive of the entire family, and offered at no cost to the participants.
13 WEEK FAITH-BASED COURSE
Firstline is a trauma healing course that specifically addresses the critical incident stress and trauma faced by those in the law enforcement, firefighter, EMS, 911 communications, hospital emergency staff, and corrections communities. Courses are private and peer-led, inclusive of the entire family, and offered at no cost to the participants.