Suicide Prevention

At Mental Health America of West Central Indiana, we’re dedicated to achieving victory over mental illness.

ASIST Training

ASIST is a two-day, two-trainer, workshop designed for members of all caregiving groups. Family, friends, and other community members may be the first to talk with a person at risk, but have little or no training. ASIST can also provide those in formal helping roles with professional development to ensure that they are prepared to provide suicide first aid help as part of the care they provide.

Program Objectives

After training, ASIST participants should be able to:

  • Recognize that caregivers and persons at risk are affected by personal and societal attitudes about suicide.
  • Discuss suicide in a direct manner with someone at risk.
  • Identify risk alerts and develop related safe plans.
  • Demonstrate the skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide.
  • List the types of resources available to a person at risk, including themselves.
  • Make a commitment to improving community resources.
  • Recognize that suicide prevention is broader than suicide first-aid and includes life promotion and self-care for caregivers.

How We Help

As someone who may be in the best possible position to prevent suicide, you will find that QPR is designated to help you help someone who may be considering suicide. QPR consists of three life-saving skills

  • Question (a person about suicide)
  • Persuade (the person to get help)
  • Refer (the person to the appropriate resource)

*Note: The trainings cost $25 dollars a person and we have 4 trainings a year

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), is a suicide prevention training intended for anyone. This form of suicide prevention is not meant to be a form of counseling, but rather a way to intervene and help someone contemplating suicide get the resources and help they need!

For more information call us at

812.232.5681 Ext.103

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