Suicide Prevention

For nearly a decade, Sharpen has had the privilege of collaborating with over a dozen national researchers and experts on suicide prevention. Below are some resources in honor of suicide prevention month. Download the Sharpen resource guide here.

Suicide Prevention Programs & Models at-a-glance:

Individuals or groups can be trained in any of the below models from certified trainers. These models have strong scientific backing with proven outcomes.



· CONNECT postvention:


National Resources and Tools:


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the national leader in research and policy. They also have an array of evidence-based programs.



The Suicide Prevention Resource Center is supported by US Department of Health and Human Services.

· ZERO Suicide Toolkit

· Safe Messaging Guidelines

· Life Skills & Resilience Guidelines

Active Minds

A peer-focused nonprofit supporting mental health awareness and education for college students.

· Get gear

· Book a speaker

Trevor Project

Support for LGBTQIA+ community members.

· Support Center

Dr. Alex Karydi is a suicide prevention specialist and offers strategic guidance in this brief video:

Fireside Chat Series

Sharpen is proud to launch our Fireside Chat series with national experts in suicide prevention. The Zoom sessions will be available live and through recorded video after the session. We will launch the series with Dr. Mark Weist and the Behavioral Alliance of South Carolina who have led the charge on best practices in school based mental health. Dr. Weist’s team will share the latest strategies for suicide prevention in K12 schools featuring discussions with Dr.Weist, June Greenlaw, Taylor Davis, and Erin Scherder.

School Behavioral Health, Student Wellness, and Suicide Prevention

Wednesday, September 16, 12-1pm

Via Zoom (access the Zoom link for this session here)

Sharpen works with national researchers and practitioners to deliver evidence-based mental health programs that improve behavioral health outcomes for communities. Sharpen Fireside Chats are a free resource for communities and aspire to bring the latest best practices to more individuals, communities and families.

Get the full Fireside Chat schedule, here.


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