GYCC Offers Top 10 Rated Suicide Prevention Training

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


Suicide Prevention Resources- Yavapai County


 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)

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   24 hr Sex Trafficking Hotline

Domestic Abuse Hotline:      800-799-7233  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