The Greater Yavapai County Coaltion (GYCC) now provides one of the Top 10 Rated Suicide Prevention Trainings in the nation: SafeTALK Suicide Alertness for Everyone.
On October 15, 2019 the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), in coordination with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) announced their Top 10 selections for Suicide Prevention Training in answer to the mandated Senate Bill 1468.
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The mandate states that AHCCCS will select and post evidence-based, best practice suicide prevention training materials on their websites. Therefore, schools can select a program from this list as they move to meet state requirements. In addition, all school staff who interact with students in grades 6 through 12 must receive suicide prevention training at least once every three years.
The law, known as the Mitch Warnock Act, was named after a Tempe Arizona teenager who died by suicide.
GYCC offers SafeTALK to Community Leaders, Educators, First Responders and anyone who is interested in builiding a suicide safer community. GYCC also offers Youth Mental Health First Aid and we have an ASIST Trained Staff Person available.
Here are the evidence-based, suicide prevention training programs have been selected:
Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK)
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
At-Risk for High School Educators (available online)
ACT on FACTS (available online)
More than Sad – Suicide Prevention Education for Teachers and other School Personnel
Be a Link! Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
Do you know who to call when someone is experiencing Suicidal Thoughts or Behavior?
Take a moment and put several of these Numbers in your Phone.
Suicide Prevention Resources- Yavapai County
Local Crisis and Help Lines:
West Yavapai Guidance Center Crisis Line: 877-756-4090
Walk in Crisis Stabilization Center: 8655 East Eastridge Dr., Prescott Valley 877-756-4090
National Crisis/Help Lines
Teen Life Line: 602-248-TEEN (8336) Phone or Text
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) suicidepreventionlifeline.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline TEXT: Text the word “HOME” to 741741
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 LGBTQ+ Support and Crisis Intervention 24 Hr
Central Arizona Crisis Line: 1-800-631-1314
Northern Arizona Crisis Line: 1-877-756-4090
Central Arizona Warm Line: 602-347-1100
Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline 800-422-4453 24 hours crisis line
Children of the Night: 800-551-1300 www.childrenofthenight.org 24 hr Sex Trafficking Hotline
Domestic Abuse Hotline: 800-799-7233 www.thehotline.org 24 hours
Narcotics Anonymous Hotline: 480-897-4636 24 Hours
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines by County
Health Choice Integrated Care: Apache, Coconino, Gila, Mohave, Navojo and Yavapai Counties
Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care: Maricopa County 1-800-631-1314 or 602-222-9444
Cenpatico Integrated Care: Cochice, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yuma
EMPACT: Gila River and Ak-Chin Indian Communities 1-800-259-3449