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Suicide Prevention Training for Community Members (Gatekeepers)

Community members come from many walks of life and can play a role in preventing suicide.

A gatekeeper is anyone who may have contact, even inadvertently, with a person at risk of suicide- essentially everyone is a gatekeeper.

When gatekeepers know how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and connect with a person at risk to get them help, the safety net for members of the community is strengthened.

Designated a National Best Practice program, Connect training utilizes a unique community-based model that increases the competence and confidence of community members in preventing suicide.

This training is the foundation of all the Connect trainings. Included is a review of National Best Practice suicide prevention/intervention protocols specific to community gatekeepers, interactive case scenarios and discussion on how to integrate key community services for an effective and comprehensive response to individuals at risk. Click here for more information