Responding to Suicidal Expressions Registration


This 4-hour training was designed for anyone who would like to become certified in foundational knowledge and skills of suicide intervention.

Each participant receives a certificate of completion.

Course outline:

  • Common questions and myths around suicide: Examining common beliefs around suicidal thoughts and actions with corresponding statistical evidence on Canadian populations.

  • Understanding the stigma surrounding suicide: How do we imply negative ideas about people with thoughts of suicide in our culture? How does this affect effective suicide interventions?

  • Warning signs of suicidal thinking: Specific examples of behaviours, statements, thoughts, and emotions that are worrisome.

  • Suicide risk assessment. Guidelines for interpreting the level or degree of intervention appropriate for different situations involving suicidal ideation.

  • Suicide intervention framework: A framework to follow when you suspect someone may be having suicidal thoughts.

  • Creating a safety plan: A step by step exploration of how to create a plan with someone to keep them safe while they experience thoughts of suicide. Includes awareness of local resources for ongoing support.