Training

We offer a number of videos, online and in-person best practice training options related to suicide prevention. Find the training solution that is right for you or your organization.

What is AS+K?

Ask Certification Training Logo

ASK About Suicide To Save A Life is a best practice gatekeeper training that teaches how to identify suicide risk factors, protective factors, warning signs & appropriate referral strategies. We offer three training options: view ASK videos for online certification, view videos along with backup materials, or in person workshops. It is a best practice based training listed in the BPR Section III Adherence to Standards (Click here for more).

The ASK certification training is intended to meet Texas K-12 public school suicide prevention training requirements and other suicide prevention training needs. Our online and video ASK trainings are free of charge.

***This course is for only Texas residents and may not meet your state’s training requirements*** Contact admin@texassuicideprevention.org for more information or questions. 

Select a Training Method

AS+K? Basic Gatekeeper Training

AS+K? Basic Gatekeeper Training

Welcome to the new AS+K? Basic Course.  This course updates the original ASK? course...
Video Training

Video Training

Texas Suicide Prevention Council has moved to an all new interactive based e-learning platform...

In-Person Training

Trainers for ASK about Suicide to Save a Life workshops are available statewide and may be in your community. For more information about our 1-1/2 to 4 hour workshops contact us please use our contact form by clicking here .

Additional Training & Resources

Stories of Hope and Help

Stories of Hope and Help

The Stories of Help and Hope video series contains nine additional videos and discussion guides, scroll down to see all nine videos. 
Suicide Prevention Resources in Texas

Suicide Prevention Resources in Texas

Tips from Jenna Heise, State Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Texas DSHS; Mike Maples, Deputy Commissioner, Texas DSHS and Dr. Kari Wolf, Seton Mind Institute.

Trainer Portals

The following portals are for trainers who are certified to train in ASK+ and CALM.