Foundations of Suicide Intervention (Saskatoon)

Foundations of Suicide Intervention (Saskatoon)


  • Statistics on suicide in Canada
  • Myths and misconceptions around suicide
  • Risk factors
  • Warning signs
  • CPR Support Acronym


  • How to cleary ask about suicide
  • Examples of unhelpful ways of asking
  • What if scenarios
  • Statements to avoid saying


  • Asking about plans to die by suicide
  • Risk assessment questions
  • The risk staircase

Remove the means

  • Collaborative safety planning
  • How to “remove” different kinds of means


  • Tiered responses
  • Supports for each level of risk
  • Helpful resources

Integrating the Content

  • Conversations maps
  • Suicide intervention flowchart
  • Practice scenarios


Please email for assistance with group registrations, or if you wish to use an alternative payment method. 

NOTE: This course involves a significant amount of group work. If you are apprehensive about the idea of group work due to social anxiety or any other concern, please notify us. We would be happy to accommodate you as best we can.


Erin Redekop, MSW (pending), BSW, RSW.

Erin is a registered social worker, therapist, and mental health educator.

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