Community Gatekeeper and Brief Intervention Trainings
Gatekeeper trainings are delivered in communities across New York State. A gatekeeper is someone who is strategically positioned to help those at risk for suicide. Gatekeepers can be anyone and may include teachers, doctors, nurses, family, friends, clergy, police officers, colleagues, and firefighters. Browse the list below to find a training that best meets your needs.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
ASIST is a two-day practice-dominated course to help caregivers learn to recognize and review risk, and to intervene to prevent imminent risk of suicide. Fifteen contact hours are available for Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASACs).
Suicide Alertness For Everyone-Tell Ask Listen Keepsafe (SafeTALK)
SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to recognize warning signs, effectively communicate with individuals who are thinking about suicide, and connect them with life-saving intervention resources. Three contact hours are available for Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASACs).
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
QPR is a one-hour training that instructs participants to recognize the signs of a suicidal crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Similar to CPR, an emergency medical intervention, QPR is an emergency mental health intervention.