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Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 (or 1-800-273-TALK) or to text “Talk” to 741741.

EPIC is part of the Talkable Communities Project which is comprised of five Northeast Florida non-profits all offering suicide prevention training.  As part of this project, EPIC offers three well-known and evidence-based mental health/suicide prevention trainings.  These trainings are offered to residents/organizations at no cost and can be virtual or in-person.  These trainings are:

Question, Persuade Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training – trains people to learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond.

It’s Time to Talk about it (ITTAI) –  teaches family members, care givers, and other invested community members who interact with young people how to recognize the warning signs and risk factors of suicide in youth.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) – teaches how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents.

If you are interested in any of these trainings that are open to the community, please visit Talkable Communities to see a schedule of all the trainings that are offered.  You can register for any of these trainings through the Talkable Communities website.

If you are interested in hosting one of these trainings for the community or would like to schedule a private training for your organization/group (virtual or in-person), please contact us at [email protected].

Our philosophy is person-centered which means we put you at the center of your treatment and respect your freedom to make your own choices and choose your own direction.