In order to prevent suicide, it is imperative that lay-persons up 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:

Please help us evaluate QPR Gatekeeper Training activities in CT. When providing a training, we ask that you distribute the statewide evaluation and return it to:

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

The evaluation can be downloaded and printed here.
When submitting evaluations, please enclose the cover sheet.

  • VACT Training List – The VA Connecticut HealthCare Suicide Prevention Program offers these trainings at no cost. Please view the linked document for training and contact information.

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 at


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Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text CT to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

National Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

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