Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

Certified Trainers: Deirdre Sage, MSW LCSW; Brian Dean, MA CRC;
Melanie Honsbruch, CPWIC; and Vanessa Lehman.
Suicide is personal, but it is also a public health issue that affects work, communities, and families. By improving an employee’s understanding of mental health and suicide prevention, they can be a key partner in the effort to prevent suicides by recognizing and connecting with individuals at risk for and displaying suicide warning signs.

Suicide Prevention in the Workplace Training

COEF now offers Suicide Prevention in the Workplace training focused on increasing capacity, competency, and confidence of employees to reduce the devastating impact of suicide in the workplace.

Training Goals:

Reduce stigma and raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention
Promote open dialogue around mental health wellness
Encourage help-seeking and help-giving behaviors

Interested in equipping your team with this critical training? To learn more or schedule a training, email

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The Colorado Office of Employment First sits under JFK Partners, the state’s University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, a program of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Its creation was envisioned by Colorado Employment First Advisory Partnership (EFAP), a multi-state agency and stakeholder-led collaborative, and was made possible, in part, by funding from the Colorado Legislature and generously matched through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) at the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE).

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