Workforce suicide prevention programs should train employees to identify suicide risk factors and warning signs.

These programs are not intended to train participants in clinically diagnosing individual mental health situations, but rather bring awareness, increase empathy, and promote a willingness to engage with those who may be in crisis.

Choosing a training program for your company does not need to be challenging. Select a program that meets your company’s needs, readiness, and climate now – it will evolve with your workplace culture.

Suicide Prevention Training Programs

  • 01

    Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Training

    Recommended for all staff members
    The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

  • 02

    CALM-Counseling on Access to Lethal Means

    Recommended for Supervisors and Staff

    CALM training

    CALM is focused on reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, which can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies. This free online course focuses on how to reduce access to the methods people use to kill themselves. It covers how to: (1) identify people who could benefit from lethal means counseling, (2) ask about their access to lethal methods, and (3) work with them—and their families—to reduce access.

  • 03


    Recommended for Supervisors and Staff.

    LivingWorks SAFETALK

    Learn and practice powerful, life-saving skills in just four hours.

    Using a simple yet effective model, LivingWorks safeTALK empowers everyone to make a difference. With over 120,000 people attending each year, it's the world's fastest-growing suicide prevention training.

  • 04

    Mental Health First Aid

    Recommended for Supervisors and Staff

    Mental Health First Aid

    Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.

  • 05

    ASIST Training

    Recommended for those who want to provide advanced intervention services


    The world's leading suicide intervention training program Trusted by professionals yet learnable by anyone, LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is the only workshop of its kind. Updated continually to reflect new knowledge, LivingWorks ASIST has been empowering people to provide skilled, life-saving interventions for over 35 years.