Suicide Prevention Training Opportunities

Updated: Jul 16

The Michigan Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (SVIPP) at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has received supplemental funding to support several suicide prevention trainings across Michigan in 2021.


LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day, in-person, workshop featuring powerful audiovisuals, discussion, and simulations that teach attendees to recognize signs of suicide, provide skilled intervention, and develop a safety plan to keep someone alive. Two knowledgeable, supportive trainers will guide you through the course, ensuring your comfort and safety. ASIST is being offered, in-person, on July 26-27, 2021 in the Lansing area (final location TBA). There is no cost for this training and there is space for 30 attendees. Please see the attached ASIST flyer for more details, as well as a link to register. Registration closes July 22, 2021.

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Attendees will learn skills to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care. Two MHFA workshops are being offered, virtually, on July 22, 2021 and July 30, 2021. There is no cost for these trainings and there is space for 15 attendees per course. Please see the attached MFHA flyer for more details, as well as links to register for each separate workshop.


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Please share this information with others you think might benefit and contact Lindsay DeCamp at decampl@michigan.gov with any questions regarding these training opportunities.

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