Suicide Awareness & Gatekeeper Training

Would your organization benefit from a training to identify the warning signs and risk factors for suicide that offers concrete steps to help? Or a presentation that addresses issues and behaviors correlated to suicide risk, including depression, school problems, family conflict, and bullying? Then you have come to the right place.

For over twenty years, we have been called upon by our community in order to keep it safer through research-based presentations that raise awareness while offering clear strategies for prevention. Workshops typically are 1-2 hours in length, depending upon the amount of material presented.

About this Training

The Sky Center/NMSIP’s comprehensive training program is based on theories of resilience, mindfulness research and practice, themes of inclusion, empathetic communication, and connective relationships. These concepts are the foundation for successful suicide prevention and wellness.

This educational program offers presentations about suicide and its prevention to schools, parents, youth service organizations, faith leaders, community organizations, and clubs. Presentations incorporate evidence about suicide vulnerability among LGBTQ+ youth and other high risk groups. A special focus of this program is gatekeeper training, which involves educating those who have daily contact with young people to recognize suicide warning signs, respond appropriately and be the link or “gate” to community resources.

These trainings also address issues and behaviors correlated to suicide risk, including depression, school problems, family conflict, and bullying.

This educational program offers presentations about

  • Schools
  • Parents
  • Youth Service Organizations
  • Faith Leaders
  • Community Organizers
  • Clubs

This was beautifully organized. The space and presenters greatly added to the experience. One of the more useful CEU experiences I’ve had. Self-care is underemphasized in the work I do. Thank you!!


Everything was useful. Self-care tools were wonderful reminders that we must care for ourselves in order to care for others and to do good service at work and in the community. You two are awesome, compassionate, and knowledgeable presenters. Thank you! You make the world great!

Self-care in the Real World, A Toolkit for Wellbeing

Request this Training

Our trainings are scheduled upon direct request by contacting Leah O’Shell by phone or email.

Leah O’Shell,
Training Coordinator


If you or someone you know needs help, call or text 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

You can also text HELP to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.

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