Training Programs

The Suicide Prevention Center provides several types of prevention programs so that all people will know how to intervene and prevent death by suicide.

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program* was developed to serve youth and the communities that surround them. This program addresses teen suicide through public awareness and training to help communities build new and/or strengthen existing programs. We currently offer this training in all area high schools.
Here is a link to a Yellow Ribbon video that explains the program.

*This program is available in Spanish.
*Este programa tambien esta disponible en Espanol.  

Cost: Free; donatation requested (in any amount; no school is turned away for inability to make a donation)

Email: or call 574-246-5426 to schedule for your school

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is an emergency response to someone in crisis and saves lives. Just like CPR, QPR empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. It is a two hour practical and proven suicide prevention training for adults. It focuses on increased awareness of risk and referral options to the public.
This QPR program is offered to any community member in the spring, summer and fall through the Suicide Prevention Center.  Completion of the QPR program fulfills the requirements for the new Teacher License per the State Senate Bill 4 (IC20-18-2-22(b))

Upcoming QPR dates are: Please check back soon. 

Cost: $20 per person

You may also schedule the program for your group of up to 20 participants at your location. If your group is larger than 35, call or email for special group pricing and to make arrangements for a large group presentation.

Email or call 574-314-5426 to schedule your group. 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is an in-depth two-day interactive session where adult participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.  Nurses, physicians, mental health professionals, pharmacists, teachers, counselors, youth workers, police, first responders, correctional staff, school support staff, clergy and volunteers have all found that ASIST complements their existing training and knowledge. Completion of the ASIST program fulfills the requirements for the new Teacher License per the State Senate Bill 4 (IC20-18-2-22(b)).

The two-day ASIST program is offered to community members twice a year in the spring and fall through the Suicide Prevention Center. Attendance is required on both days. Upcoming training is to be announced.

In this workshop you will have an opportunity to explore your experiences with and your attitudes about suicide.  You will also have an opportunity to better understand the needs of a person at risk of suicide and learn how to use suicide first aid to meet those needs. 

If these activities concern you, please talk to Barbara Gulbranson at 547-314-5426 or before registering. Some people may register for ASIST looking for either Suicide First Aid for yourself, bereavement services or some other kind of help.  If so, we encourage you to take this workshop at a later date when you don’t feel so vulnerable.

Cost: $160 per participant