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For School Personnel


Lifelines: A Comprehensive Suicide Awareness and Responsiveness Program for Teens, Schools and Parents
Lifelines trilogy is an Evidence Based, whole-school program made up of three unique components: Prevention, Intervention and Postvention. The Lifelines trilogy is  based     on over 20 years of suicide-in-youth research that indicates an informed community can help to prevent vulnerable teens from ending their lives. TheNYS OMH Suicide  Prevention Initiative has a network of trainers available to provided integrated training for your school community


Gatekeeper Trainings

QPR – Question, Presuade, Refer
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QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps that 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. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.

safeTalkLogo SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone
(WebsiteLeaving OMH site)Safe Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe (SafeTALK) is a two-and-a-half to three-hour training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to  support that desire for safety. This training is great for non-clinical providers, parents and youth of at least 15 years old.

For Mental Health Providers

ASIST- Applied Suicide Intrevention Skills

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help clinical, non-clinical caregivers and  parents recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world. Trainers are certified by Living Works, Inc. as accomplished practitioners in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.

On Line Trainings for Mental Health Providers

CSSRS- Assessment of Suicidal Risk Using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) provides an overview of the instrument and teaches the learner how and when to administer it in real world settings.


Safety Planning Intervention for Suicidal Individuals describes the Safety Planning Intervention and how it can help individuals, explains when to work with individuals to create a safety plan, and describes the steps in creating a safety plan.

On Line Trainings for Educators

Making Educators Partners in Suicide