In order to prevent suicide, it is imperative that lay-persons through professionals gain the knowledge and practice to become competent in identifying individuals at risk of suicide and connecting them to help, just as with first aid. Equally important is that the help, clinicians of all types and health and behavioral health care systems, become competent in providing the treatment and services needed to reduce individuals’ risk and guide them toward hope, including family and caregiver engagement. For more on this please see the resources below, and Zero Suicide-Training the Workforce.

The following evidence-based, best practice training is available in Connecticut for low or no cost thanks to state and federal grants. Training participants will receive a certificate of completion, and CEUs or CMEs where indicated below. For more information on training, please contact us or your Regional Suicide Advisory Board.

Help Us Evaluate QPR Gatekeeper Training Activities in CT

When providing a training, we ask that you download and distribute the statewide evaluation below, and return it, along with a cover sheet, to:

Connecticut’s Center for Prevention
Wellness and Recovery
334 Farmington Avenue
Plainville, CT 06062

Evaluation Form Cover Sheet

Free Trainings from the VA CT:

The VA Connecticut HealthCare Suicide Prevention Program offers these trainings at no cost. See the document below for training and contact information.

VACT Training List

Free, Evidence-Based, Web-Based Training Resources:

Safety Planning:

For more information, please refer to the resources listed above or contact us.

1 WORD Campaign at Trainings:

Please don’t forget to promote the CT Suicide Prevention Campaign at your trainings. You can request materials, and access images and PSA videos.

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