Suicidal Crisis and Emotional Distress

Seminar Overview

8 Hours Continuing Education

Approved: Massachusetts State 911 Grant


This course is designed for public safety officials who may deal with a person in crisis, either by phone or in-person. Suicide is not inevitable for anyone. Understanding and knowing the risk factors and warning signs are important ways to recognize risk of suicide.

Course topics include: identifying risk factors, identifying warning signs, speaking to suicidal callers, transitioning between caregiver and information gatherer, suicide intervention techniques, de-escalation techniques, and suicide and substance abuse.