Suicide prevention training helps save lives. Below you will find a brief description of some key suicide prevention trainings offered in the state. Wyoming also has a large network of suicide prevention trainers who can provide in-person trainings for your organization or group.
QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for suicide prevention is a 1-2 hours program designed to teach individuals the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. You will learn how to question the individual’s desire or intent regarding suicide, persuade the person to seek or accept help, and refer the person to appropriate resources. Click here for more information or click below to register for an upcoming training.
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and how to work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Click here for more information or click below to register for an upcoming training.
Mental Health First Aid / Mental Health First Aid - Youth
Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health First Aid – Youth trains you to assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. You will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Click here for more information.
SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting with life-saving intervention resources. Click here for more information.
Connect Training is a comprehensive training curriculum that includes prevention and intervention, postvention, and Survivor Voices. Connect helps you understand how systems work and how to collaborate across systems to create an integrated community response. Click here for more information.
AMSR (Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk) is a one-day training workshop for behavioral health professionals. The 6.5 hour training program is based on latest research and designed to help participants provide safer suicide care. Click here for more information.
RRSR-PC (Recognizing & Responding to Suicide Risk: Essential Skills in Primary Care) is a one-hour training for primary care practitioners to learn why and how routine suicide risk screen should and can be incorporated into routine medical visits, what constitutes appropriate risk management strategies and crisis response planning, and how to effectively document a suicide risk assessment in a medical chart. Click here for more information.