Foundations of Suicide Intervention
Learn how to support people experiencing thoughts of suicide.

Length of Session: 1 full day (6 hours)
Certificate of completion included.

Shortened version available as an online, self-paced course found here.



  • 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

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