Where education aims to inform, training adds a skill-building component that transforms information into action. Training is critical to any mental health and suicide prevention workplace program, and advances employees’ knowledge and skills beyond base level to increase impact. Training can also be tailored specifically for different roles and levels of employee and different industry. 

Benefits of Training

  • When someone participates in and receives training, their confidence increases and they develop skills to implement best practices and evidence-informed protocols.
  • Skill development can elevate an employees self-worth and value to the company.
  • Trained employees report higher job satisfaction and better outputs than non-trained counterparts.
  • Training programs help develop skill-sets that raise performance standards, save money, create job efficiency and improve the overall quality of the product or service.


  1. Train management to assist in a mental health crisis. Trained management can appropriately handle mental health crises and mitigate the ripple effect of a mental health or suicide-related crisis.
  2. Train all employees to recognize and respond to the warning signs of suicide. Role playing, at least once, can help your employees be comfortable approaching someone who may be struggling with a mental health or suicide-related crisis.

Lesson Content

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