Oct 30 2020
Oct 30 2020: 8:00am–11:00am

Suicide: Screening, Prevention, and Response

Mental Health and Behavioral Health


The first step in effective suicide prevention is to identify someone in need of help. Asking three to six simple questions can help determine whether someone needs help and if immediate action is needed.  

In this training, participants learn to administer the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale-Screen Version (C-SSRS Screener), an evidence-based tool used by those without specialized training in suicide assessment. Participants also review current national and Rhode Island statistics on suicide; learn risk factors, warning signs, myths and facts and local Rhode Island resources. Participants have the opportunity to practice using the C-SSRS Screener in a safe, supportive environment through the use of video demonstrations, case studies and role plays.


  • Program fee: $39.00
  • For group reservations and cost, please contact Scott Sylvester at 401-606-6754 or email ssylvester@lifespan.org
  • For additional information, contact Elizabeth Defreitas at 401-606-5759 or email Elizabeth.Defreitas@lifespan.org.
  • For clinical information about this course or to obtain group rates, contact Scott Sylvester at 401-606-5754 or email ssylvester@lifespan.org.

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