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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

This presentation is provided to Thurston and Mason County youths through their middle and high schools.

This training is essential for anyone whose work might involve contact with potentially suicidal people. Your staff will learn how to recognize the signals when a person may be feeling suicidal and how to approach the subject and how to help someone get the help they need.


  • Separates suicide fact from fiction
  • Clarifies what helps; what hinders, and why
  • Clarifies suicide assessment and responsibilities
  • Provides an overview of local, statewide and national resources available to suicidal people and those who care about them
  • Addresses participants’ own feelings about suicide, grief and loss
  • Explores ways participants can take care of themselves

Another service the Crisis Clinic offers is suicide awareness and prevention presentations in middle schools and high schools in the community. Youth Suicide is a growing problem and can affect any community. These presentations cover topics of warning signs, coping skills, and how to help a friend. There’s also discussion of bullying, recreational prescription drug abuse, and how to find safe adults. These presentations are typically done in classroom settings with no more than 40 students. We want to create the safest space possible to talk about these often difficult topics. If you are a teacher or know a teacher that would be interested in having this presentation in their classroom, email¬†

Suicide Prevention – Helping Others

Suicide Prevention – Demographics

Suicide Prevention – Warning Signs

Suicide Prevention – Suicide Myths