Post the National Suicide Prevention hotline number (1-800-273-8255) or the Maine Crisis Line (1-888-569-1112) in your staff room.
Train employers, employees, community members, and first responders on the warning signs of suicide and substance use and how to respond in a crisis.
Train employers on how to look for link between sickness and depression.
Train peer educators in schools, workplaces, and communities about mental health, how to seek care, and how to assist others.
Train communities and schools on safe and effective communication as it relates to suicide and substance abuse.
Train school personnel on identification of depression/suicidality in children/adolescents and how to respond.
Individuals can participate in any of the trainings listed below. QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 1-2-hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional “gatekeepers” the warning signs of a suicide… Read More
Provide and fund youth-based programs that teach participants behavioral and problem-solving strategies, as well as how to identify risk and protective factors that are associated with suicide and substance use.
Provide access to training, education, and resources for community members, parents, and children on skills (for example, effective communication and conflict resolution) that increase their ability to navigate their environment successfully.
Provide adult-based programs that teach participants behavioral and problem-solving strategies.