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Training and Resources for Suicide Prevention

SPCPC offers free training to the community and organizations

QPR ( Question, Persuade, Refer ) is an evidence-based, early intervention approach to suicide prevention. This educational program is designed to teach lay and “gatekeepers” the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. In this training, we cover the background of QPR, local statistics, how to “ask the question”, as well as local behavioral health resources. There will also be an opportunity for Q and A. This event is open to any member of the public 18 years old and up. Suicide prevention is for everyone. We can all learn to save lives through this training. Data proves this training works and can make a difference in someone’s life.

Ask The Question Campaign

The SPCPC (Suicide Prevention Coalition Pueblo County) Veteran Workgroup invite you join our effort to support those who have served our country by participating in our  “Ask the Question” campaign. Our community agencies can connect those who served and their families with local, state and federal resources by asking the question, “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?”

 

Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
Free Online Training

Course Description

Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies.

This course is about how to reduce access to the methods people use to kill themselves. It covers who needs lethal means counseling and how to work with people at risk for suicide—and their families—to reduce access.

This course earned two awards in 2019:

  • Bronze Digital Health Award
  • Bronze Omni Award

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Explain that reducing access to lethal means is an evidence-based strategy for suicide prevention.
  • Explain how reducing access to lethal means can prevent suicide.
  • Identify clients for whom lethal means counseling is appropriate.
  • Describe strategies for raising the topic of lethal means, and feel more comfortable and competent applying these strategies with clients.
  • Advise clients on specific off-site and in-home secure storage options for firearms and strategies to limit access to dangerous medications.
  • Work with your clients and their families to develop a specific plan to reduce access to lethal means and follow up on the plan over time.

24 Hour Resources:

Please note that the *988 Suicide Hotline will NOT be in effect until 2022!

National Suicide Hotline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Colorado Crisis Services

1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255

Trevor Lifeline

1-888-488-7386

Trans Lifeline

1-877-565-8860

Crisis Websites:

Man Therapy

mantherapy.org

Now Matters Now

nowmattersnow.org

Colorado Crisis Services

coloradocrisisservices.org

Safe 2 Tell

safe2tell.org

Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention

pikespeaksuicideprevention.com