A primary goal of the Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force is to ensure access to evidence-based training and professional practices. Training options listed below are available to anyone in our community. In addition to the options listed below, the SPTF identifies special training sessions for specific groups and needs, as funding permits.


Basic Training on Mental Health

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA - Click Here)

Sessions held every other month, focused on signs of mental illness and how to respond to mental health-related crises.

Basic Education about Suicide & Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Basics (SPB - Click Here

Provided upon request to groups of at least 14 people.


In-depth Training on Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST - Click Here)

Sessions not currently scheduled

The sessions listed below have been offered by the SPTF but are not scheduled for future sessions at this time. We typically will offer one or more specialty training session each year. The training sessions below are examples of specialty training we have offered in the past.

AAS/AFSP Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training Program
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
eSuicideTALK Online Training
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk (RRSR)
Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk - Primary Care (RRSR-PC)
Sudden and Traumatic Loss