Fundamentals of Community-Based Suicide Prevention

Target Audience

This course is developed for government officials, state and community leaders, and others interested in community-based suicide prevention.

Learning Objectives


  1. Introduction: Characteristics of Suicide and Challenges in Prevention (48:16)
  2. Overview of Suicide Prevention: The Public Health Approach and Comprehensive Programming (55:37)
  3. Messaging and Communications: Framework for Successful Messaging (40:18)
  4. Connectedness in Suicide Prevention (50:27)
  5. Recognition and Referral: Gatekeeper Role in Suicide Prevention (43:59)
  6. Lethal Means Safety: Firearms and Suicide risk (01:13:47)
  7. Health Care Settings: Suicide Care and the Zero Suicide Framework (1:02:32)
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