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Suicide Prevention Courses

The courses below provide an overview of the resources and tools available for anyone exposed to a death by suicide — and for those helping service members who may be at risk for suicide. The information covered offers guidance and communication techniques for staying connected to a support system, as well as suicide prevention practices to help service members quickly get the assistance they need. Also discussed are ways to be better prepared if a loved one is going through a rough time or posts concerning messages online.

Learn more about each of the suicide prevention courses below.


After a Suicide

hands comforting each otherThis course provides compassionate support and guidance to those exposed to a death by suicide. It covers communication techniques, ways to connect to or stay connected with a support system and offers reminders for how to maintain your physical and mental health during this difficult time.

Length: 45 minutes


After a Suicide: Walking Through, Providing Support

counselor talking to service memberThis course helps service providers gain a greater awareness of the complicated nature of suicide, establish a rapport with and support suicide loss survivors, and offers tools to help protect them going forward.

Length: 2 hours


Chaplains-CARE Training Program

Soldiers hold hands in prayerThis online course includes video demonstrations and practice activities to help you discover how best to help service members who may be at risk for suicide.

 

Length: 6 hours


Defense Suicide Prevention Office: Simple Things Save Lives

A soldier hugs a civilianDo you know someone who is going through a tough time? Have you had friends or loved ones post concerning messages online? Would you like to be better prepared to help them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, take a look at this short video. You could help save a life.

Length: 6 minutes

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