We strive to bring the best prevention trainings and awareness events to the Tahoe/Truckee region. Click the + sign below to learn more about each training.
Know The Signs Training (Live, Virtual)
Know the Signs
Every day in California friends, family and co-workers struggle with emotional pain. And, for some, it's too difficult to talk about the pain, thoughts of suicide and the need for help. Though the warning signs can be subtle, they are there. By recognizing these signs, knowing how to start a conversation and where to turn for help, you have the power to make a difference – the power to save a life.
Know the Signs is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. This campaign is intended to educate Californians:
how to recognize the warning signs of suicide,
how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis,
and where to find professional help and resources.
Register this free, 45-minute Know the Signs gatekeeper training, hosted virtually, intended for audiences of 12 years and older. It will help teach you these skills and introduce you to resources available in North Tahoe communities. Upcoming Trainings:
QPR - Question, Persuade, Refer Training On-demand and in person
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying, "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as ninety minutes.
Suicidal thoughts are common. Suicidal acts, threats and attempts are less common, but much more frequent than most people realize. Suicide is the most common psychiatric emergency and the 10th leading cause of death in America. Suicidal thinking, feeling and behavior are not rare.
The Truckee Tahoe Suicide Prevention Coalition provides Know the Signs and QPR training both virtually and in-person at no cost. Please fill out the form below and we will contact you to get your training scheduled!