As part of the Transforming Youth Suicide Prevention grant the Michigan Department of Health is offering a virtual suicide prevention training called Start, developed by LivingWorks. The grant provides free access to the training.
In just 90 minutes online, Start teaches participants to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and how to connect them to help and support. Start teaches valuable skills to anyone 13 and older and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention. Safety resources and support are available throughout the program.
Please note, if anyone under the age of 18 would like to take the training, there will need to be a signed consent on file. Please reach out to Stephanie Rathbun with any of those requests, firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are several hundred licenses available on a first come, first serve basis. Start training requests must be received by April 14, 2023.
The flyer at the following link provides the step-by-step process of requesting a Start training license.
Requests can be submitted here: Living Works START - Online Suicide Prevention Training (eventsquid.com)
For more information or questions, contact:
Lindsay DeCamp, MHA
Transforming Youth Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Injury & Violence Prevention Section