Suicide Awareness: An Introduction for Crisis Responders

Requesting This Course:

Online Course: Two Week Self Paced (14 contact hours)
In Person Course: 1 day (7 Contact hours)

Course Description:

The ability to recognize and effectively intervene with suicidal individuals is one of the most challenging aspects of crisis intervention. This course is recommended for those without   formal mental health training. The course is designed to increase awareness of suicide, and equip participants with information and basic skills to respond to a person considering suicide.  Discussions, demonstrations, and scenarios will be used to facilitate learning. This is an introductory level course.

Program Highlights:

  • Overview of suicide
  • Crisis intervention and suicide prevention
  • Preventative and Protective Factors
  • Risk and Recognition
  • Strategies for Responding to those considering suicide
  • Referral Skills and Resources

Continuing Education Information:

Online Course
General Contact Hours: 14 contact hours; 1.4 General CE credits from UMBC Training Centers
Profession Specific Contact Hours: 14 PDH’s for EAPA/EACC, 14 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction counselors
In-Person Course 
One-Day Course: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
General Contact Hours: 7 Contact hours; 0.7 General CE Credits from UMBC Training Centers
Profession Specific Contact Hours: 7 PDH’s for EAPA/EACC, 7 CE Credits for National Association for Substance Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)

*PLEASE NOTE: The general & profession specific contact hours are only applicable towards courses offered at Regional Trainings, Online Courses, and World Congress.

Approved Instructor Courses:

It is up to the Approved Instructors or sponsoring agency to apply for profession specific Continuing Education Unit’s if they choose.  Learn more on our CEU Information page.

** Please check with your state licensing board prior to registration to see if they will accept the certificate of completion as a means for continuing education.