"I learned that the scope of my knowledge of suicide and the prevention of suicide is very slim. I learned to not be so opinionated about the whole idea of suicide. The person thinking of suicide needs me to be there for them and not judgmental of their situation."
"Melissa did a great job! Her facilitation style was very approachable and it felt like folks in the training were comfortable leaning in, despite the content being difficult. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise with us."
"I really enjoyed the presentation and how interactive it was. The websites and phone numbers for resources was very helpful!"
Suicide Assessment, Screening & Referral
This condensed version of the popular 6-hour training focuses on recognizing warning signs, suicide safety assessment, and safety planning. You'll also receive information about how to access and find appropriate resources to help keep individuals safe. Meets state requirements for certified counselors, chemical dependency professionals, chiropractors, occupational therapists and assistants, and physical therapists and assistants.
"Good handouts, well-organized material, and calm modeling by the facilitator on this stressful (for me) topic."
"Training was more interactive and personalized than other suicide assessment trainings that I have been to."
"I really appreciated Stephen Stott-- he was clear, empathic, did not overload with too much talk. He was very informative and the videos of suicide survivors were helpful."
Suicide Assessment, Intervention & Treatment
How do you determine if someone is suicidal and what can you do to help? In this training, you’ll learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior. We’ll explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. Meets state requirements for social workers, mental health professionals, nurses, marriage and family therapists, naturopaths, osteopathic health professionals, physicians, physicians assistants, and psychologists.
ASIST | Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
ASIST is a two-day, skills-based training in suicide first aid. Like CPR, training in suicide intervention develops skills that reduce the immediate risk of death until other resources can be mobilized. ASIST provides practical training for caregivers of all kinds including: first responders, mental health professionals, teachers, social workers, community volunteers, or anyone concerned about family or friends. For more information, please download our ASIST flyer in PDF.
Cost includes a non-refundable materials fee of $40. Two-day attendance mandatory for certificate.
NAMI Seattle is excited to partner with King County Mental Health to oﬀer scholarships of up to $500 for eligible King County residents wishing to attend qualifying mental health classes, conferences, or seminars!