• Oct 23, 2020
  • 2:14 PM

Suicide Prevention – Trainings/Resources


Suicide is a serious concern in the military community. If you are in crisis, or you know someone who is, there are immediate resources available as well as training and workshops that can assist to support you or your loved ones. What to do if you identify someone at risk for suicide – Please read more!

SafeTALK = this half-day training helps all members of the community

  • Be able to recognize a person with thoughts of suicide
  • Know how to connect them to a person trained in suicide first-aid intervention

Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention houses the main calendar for SafeTalk and A.S.I.S.T. Suicide Prevention Training Courses.

A.S.I.S.T. = Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is a two-day (14 hrs) workshop on suicide first aid.

  • Recognize invitations for help
  • Reach out & offer support
  • Review the risk of suicide
  • Apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link individuals at risk of suicide with community resources

Equip yourself to respond to a person at risk of suicide. Read additional information about A.S.I.S.T. Workshops.

PsychArmor = S.A.V.E. Course

This online suicide prevention course was developed in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and is presented by Dr. Megan McCarthy, Deputy Director Suicide- Prevention. You will develop a general understanding of the problem of suicide in the U.S.; understand how to identify a veteran who may be at risk for suicide; and, finally, know what to do if you identify a veteran at risk.  PsychArmor courses are available on YouTube with no registration required: Access S.A.V.E. and other training modules

T.A.P.S.= The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

TAPS offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in our Armed Forces or as a result of his or her service.  Special TAPS programming and resources provide gentle, understanding support as we work through the complicated emotions associated with this type of loss.

Make The Connection

Make The Connection.net is a one-stop resource where veterans and their families and friends can privately explore information about physical and mental health symptoms, challenging life events, and mental health conditions.  On this site, veterans and their families and friends can learn about available resources and support.

Resources

Veterans Crisis Line – CALL 1-(800)-273-8255

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.  The Veterans Crisis Line also has a text-messaging service to provide another way for Veterans to connect with confidential, round-the-clock support.

Vets for Warriors – CALL 1-(855)-838-8255

Vets 4 Warriors provides 24/7 confidential, stigma free peer support by veterans to Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, Veterans, Retirees, and their families/caregivers. Share lived experiences to create an environment of trust that demonstrates you are never alone, there is a caring, empathic voice ready to connect and follow up. Call Vets 4 Warriors support line at: 855-838-8255 (Toll Free) or visit Vets4Warriors website for more information.