Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness


This module helps users understand the importance of an individual’s impact on someone considering suicide while increasing awareness and understanding of suicidal behavior. 

Participants will learn basic knowledge and skills of suicide prevention, including societal myths and attitudes, the use of sensitive language, risk factors and warning signs, protective factors, and examples of what to say and do. Participants will learn to apply a three-step process for talking with someone with a suicide risk.


By the end of the course, participants will gain experience identifying risk and protective factors, learn how protective factors can lessen the risk of suicidal ideation, identify potential warning signs for suicidality, and learn how to approach and help someone exhibiting suicidal behavior.


The intended audience for this training is anyone interested in preventing suicide in communities, organizations, and daily life.

CEU Credits

CEUs are available through the Vermont Department of Professional Regulation:
• Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors
• Allied Mental Health
• Social Workers
• Psychological Examiners