Suicide Prevention Program
The Suicide Prevention Program supports proven community programs and individual resilience to prevent suicides in North Dakota. Suicide Prevention Funds focus on primary prevention and early intervention programs in health care and behavioral heatlh care settings, schools, and communities.
The North Dakota Suicide Prevention Program supports Zero Suicide. Visit http://zerosuicide.sprc.org/ to learn more. Visit Contact Us to see how you can get involved to implement Zero Suicide in your community health centers.
The North Dakota Suicide Prevention Program is currently offering Sources of Strength program training and implemenation to schools for free! Research has shown that Sources of Strength impacts suicide, bullying, and substance use disorder. Visit www.sourcesofstrengh.org for more details. Visit Contact Us to get involved.
Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
Contact Local Trainers
Take action in your community, school or workplace.
The following are ND trainers of endorsed evidence-based suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings. Contact the trainer nearest you to inquire about availability and cost of your chosen training.
- Ashley Ladbury Hrichena – Fargo, ASIST, SafeTALK
- Stacey Loengering – Fargo, ASIST, SafeTALK
- Heidi Schuchard – Mandan, QPR
- Sam Saylor – Bismarck, QPR, CALM, SafeTALK
- Timothy Brehm – Bismarck, SafeTALK and ASIST
- Tina Jackson – Sentinel Butte, SafeTALK and ASIST
- Christine Brigden – Minot, SafeTALK
- Heather Kippen – Minot, SafeTALK
- Bethany Peterson – Milnor/ Ransom, ASIST
- Mandy Mcneff – Bottineau, SafeTALK
- Yvonn Weigel-Frank – Dickinson, QPR, CALM
- Karen Goyne – Dickinson, CALM
- Catherine Peterson - Grand Forks, ASIST
About the Trainings:
SafeTALK: 3 hour training in identifying those at risk of suicide and taking action to connect a suicidal person to emergency care or a mental health professional.
ASIST: the most widely used suicide prevention training. It is a two day long training in helping those identified at risk of suicide access the help they need.
QPR (Question Persuade Refer): 2 hour training on the signs and symptoms of suicide and connecting a suicidal person to the care they need.
CALM (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means): 2 hour long training on identifying those at risk for suicide and effectively encouraging persons at risk of suicide to give dangerous medications and firearms to law enforcement or a trusted person in their life until they feel better.