Curricula Supported by TSPN

Suicide is one of the most preventable causes of death.  Anyone can step in and prevent a tragedy, if they know how to spot someone in crisis and how to approach them.  TSPN offers several free suicide prevention training programs to professionals and the general public, available to schools, civic groups, churches, and businesses. We also have links to the Jason Foundation, a nationally regarded youth suicide prevention organization, and area providers of Teenscreen, an evidence based screening program.

For more information about our training programs, click on the links to the below:

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

An easy introduction to suicide prevention, suitable for the general public.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

An intensive two-day course designed for mental health professionals.

suicide to Hope (s2H)

A pilot program for clinician and other mental health professionals working with clients with past suicide attempts and/or ideation.

Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals (AMSR)

An evidence-based one-day suicide prevention training for mental health professionals, including counselors, mental health professionals, and social workers


A half-day alertness training supported by LivingWorks that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.

Tennessee Higher Education Suicide Prevention Network

Learn more about TSPN’s effort to provide suicide prevention education on Tennessee college campuses.

Resources for Emergency Departments

TSPN is offering online training and free materials to help hospital emergency departments and medical/surgical inpatient units spot and address suicidal ideation among their patients.

Additionally, you may be interested in learning more about

Shield of Care:

TSPN joined forces with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) to develop this best-practice youth suicide prevention curriculum specifically for staff within juvenile justice facilities.

The Jason Foundation

The Jason Foundation is a nationally renowned youth suicide prevention education agency that frequently partners with TSPN. Learn more about its “Promise for Tomorrow” curriculum for students.


The Columbia University TeenScreen Program offers schools and parents the opportunity to have their teens receive voluntary mental health check-ups.

To request a training for your agency or community please click here.

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