Hope For Today is a free adult suicide prevention program available to any group in Larimer County. Through this training you will learn about suicide in our culture, the stigma associated with discussing it, how to recognize the signs of someone who may need support, how to start a conversation to motivate someone to seek help, and the resources available for people to get help.
Presentations generally last 60-90 minutes, but can be customized to the needs of your group. We off a free consultation to tailor the presentation to your audience, incorporate existing resources or procedures within your organization, and to build scenarios for exercises to gain the comfort and confidence to effectively use your new skills.
QPR is a widely recognized training program that covers various aspects of suicide prevention. QPR addresses topics such as suicide statistic (trends, demographics, etc.), factors that increase the risk someone may contemplate suicide, specific warning signs to watch for, and how to have conversations with someone exhibiting suicide ideation in order to get them connected with resources to help them.
Hope For Today and QPR is a great series of trainings for organizations to get a solid foundation in how to practically identify and help those contemplating suicide.
The Alliance For Suicide Prevention also provides a community training coordination function for Larimer County. Many agencies and professional services are needed to effectively reduce suicide in a community. A broad range of activities and trainings take place in Larimer County on the topic. The Alliance maintains a community calendar of activities being delivered by multiple agencies.
If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis, call Colorado Crisis Support 1-844-493-8255 or text TALK to 741741.
Our organization is entirely supported by local business and individual donors.
We work with organizations to provide prevention training.