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Suicide Prevention is everyone’s business and suicide prevention training is a valuable resource.

  • Program Review and Review of, and how to use the Training Materials
  • Community Readiness Action Plans
    • Step-by-step implementation strategies
    • How to identify and organize trainings and training needs
    • How to talk to schools and overcome fears and objections
    • Liability – Policies and Procedures for schools
    • How to find funding to start/sustain community programs
    • Postvention: the need for active prevention after a suicide
  • Suicide Prevention Trainings
    • 2 hour training of each, the Adult and Youth/Teen trainings
    • Review of the materials used
    • How to give the trainings (practice session included)
    • Review of who and how people can be trained
    • Review of Objectives for each training
  •  Review of the Children’s Program
    • Who trains the adults in the school
    • Who trains the children in the school
  • Youth are encouraged to attend the 2 day workshop
    • Empowers teens to Be A Link!® for suicide prevention and how to Be A Leader! in community efforts. Including peer leaders in cross-age training is an effective method to educate youth. This increases local capacity and sustainability for on-going training and community readiness. Communities have found that having youth trainers validates the importance of the topic among their peers, increases participation and promotes help seeking actions.
    • Youth express desire to be more involved with suicide prevention efforts in their communities; to be more than just a recipient of help, they want to help and be part of the solution.

Yellow Ribbon Standards for Safe and Effective Messaging for training programs

  • Emphasize help-seeking behavior
  • Teach Warning Signs, Risk and Protective Factors
  • Teach about, and Identify, Resources
  • Include appropriate Support Personnel (i.e. counselors, specialists, faith leaders, etc.)
  • Don’t present descriptions of methods of suicide
  • Don’t glorify or romanticize suicide

To learn more about our Training Programs or about communities that have existing Yellow Ribbon Programs, please contact us at