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Are You Ready to Join the Fight Against Suicide?

"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone..."

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. 

What You Can Do to #StopOne

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.   

Be Educated

Talk Saves Lives

QPR: Question - Persuade - Refer

Talk Saves Lives

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

1 HOUR RECORDED WEBINAR


During COVID-19 in partnership with Cohen Military Family Clinic, Talk Saves Lives was presented utilizing ZOOM technology. 


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. 

LivingWorks START

QPR: Question - Persuade - Refer

Talk Saves Lives

ASIST suicide prevention training

1 HOUR ONLINE 


During COVID-19 LivingWorks is offering suicide prevention skills training in a one-hour format.


ONLINE INTERACTIVE COURSE IN DEVELOPMENT

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. 

QPR: Question - Persuade - Refer

QPR: Question - Persuade - Refer

QPR: Question - Persuade - Refer

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2 HOUR ONLINE

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.

Mental Health First Aid

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

QPR: Question - Persuade - Refer

Mental Health First Aid

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. 

Crisis Response Plan

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Strong Star Training for community network providers

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. 

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

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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.