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"Suicide Prevention Through Skilled Suicide Assessment"

Who is this site for?

This website is designed specifically for mental health professionals, substance abuse counselors, school counselors, primary care physicians, and psychiatric nurses, who are looking for information on the development of suicide prevention skills, crisis intervention skills, and advanced clinical interviewing skills.

If you are currently experiencing suicidal thoughts and have come across this site in your search for support and information on practical avenues for coping with thoughts of suicide, there is much help just around the corner here or, from anywhere in the USA, you may speak directly with a crisis counselor at the following toll-free telephone number: 1-800-784-2433 which is easy to remember as (1-800-SUICIDE).

What is in this site?

The Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing is dedicated to providing state of the art trainings and courses on suicide assessment, suicide prevention, violence assessment, risk assessment, crisis intervention, clinical interviewing, diagnostic interviewing, and innovative methods for engaging clients and transforming resistance.

Within the pages of this site, clinicians will find practical interviewing tips and a complete description of the interview strategy for eliciting suicidal ideation known as the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (the CASE Approach). Descriptions of workshops, continuing education opportunities, and consultations from The Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing -- including mental health workshops and primary care workshops -- are detailed. In addition this site provides the reader with a set of links to many key suicide prevention and mental health sites on the Web, as well as book recommendations for further reading in the development of suicide assessment and clinical interviewing skills.

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"A Word from the Director of TISA"

If after exploring the many pages of the Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing, you are looking for a carefully selected set of outstanding suicide prevention and mental health links, be sure to click on our Useful Links Button above. We have tried to present a very manageable introduction to the often overwhelming set of mental health sites on the web. For a quick launch into some of the key suicide prevention sites, just check below:

American Association of Suicidology

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

San Francisco Suicide Prevention

SPAN Suicide Prevention Advocacy

Suicide Information and Education Center (SIEC)

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

Suicide and Parasuicide Website

Thanks for joining us at The Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing. Be sure to drop by frequently to read and submit to our Interviewing Tip of the Month Archives and to see updates on our interviewing and assessment trainings.

Shawn Christopher Shea