Suicide Prevention Basics

This training provides a basic level of education and introduction to suicide prevention. This training explores the topics of suicide, suicide risk, our understanding of this topic, and the role of media (films, music, news) in shaping our understanding of the issues. Information is focused on the activities, programs, and initiatives of the Tulare & Kings Counties Suicide Prevention Task Force, up-to-date information on suicides, an overview of broadly available resources to turn for help, as well as plenty of opportunity for questions and interaction

After this training, participants should be able to: 1. Identify basic signs & symptoms of suicide risk, 2. Have knowledge of suicide statistics at the local, state, and national level, 3. Know suicide prevention resources, 4. Be aware of local suicide prevention efforts.

Cost: Free

Training Dates: By appointment.  Please click here to email your request.

Duration: Flexible, training has been provided in from 15 minutes to 2 hours, and can be expanded or tailored to meet specific needs. 

Trainers: Carla Sawyer, Public Health Nurse and Noah Whitaker, SPTF Coordinator

Target Audience: Any (this training has been presented to the Visalia Lions Club, the Visalia Breakfast Rotary, Grace Community Church, Tulare Association of Churches, Central Valley Recovery Services, Tulare and Kings Counties PFLAG, as well as other groups). 

Presentation Style: Live.  Includes video, music, slide show presentation, lecture, and Q&A

Additional Information: Please call (559) 624-7471 or click here to email.

Special:  We thank the following groups for having hosted this training - Visalia Breakfast Rotary Club, Visalia Charter Oaks Lions Club, Tulare Breakfast Kiwanis Club, Tulare Noon Kiwanis Club, Exeter's Trinity Lutheran Church, Visalia's Grace Community Church, and Visalia's retired California School Employees Association Breakfast Club.