Resources and Training

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This page contains various resources, fact sheets, webinars, and training currently available. If you have any questions related to the contents of this page or would like to coordinate training, please contact Janel Cubbage at janel.cubbage@maryland.gov. Additional events can be found at mdspin.eventbrite.com. 
State Stats Topic Areas

Fact Sheets & Resource Guides

Suicide Risk Assessment

Webinars

Lunch and Learn Series

Lunch & Learn Presentations will be held monthly on the third Thursday from 12 pm – 1 pm. Registration is required. Register at mdspin.eventbrite.com.
October 18 – Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention
November 15 – It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health December 20 – Interactive Screening Program
January 17, 2019 – Problem Gambling and Suicide
February 21, 2019 –
March 21, 2019 – Resources for Caregivers in Service to our Men and Women Who’ve Served
April 18, 2019 – More Than Sad
May 16, 2019 – You Matter: The Relationship to Bullying and Suicides
June 20, 2019 –
July 18, 2019 –
August 15, 2019 – There is Life After an Attempt?

Training

Kognito

Kognito is an online, avater-based gatekeeper training that allows users to simulate a conversation with a peer, student, or patient that is showing signs of psychological distress. The simulations enhance users’ confidence to have a conversation with the person at risk and make an appropriate referral to mental health resources. The training is available online, for free at md.kognito.com. The military module, Family of Heroes, is available at familyofheroes.com/Maryland. 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is a two day workshop that teaches participants to recognize someone who may have thoughts of suicide, intervene, and develop a safety plan.  

safeTALK

safeTALK is a half day training that teaches participants to become a suicide alert helper. Participants learn how to recognize someone who may have thoughts of suicide and connect the person at risk with a keep-safe connection.

Newsletters

Other Resources