Suicide Intervention Training

Sessions and Registration

Spring 2016: Training is free and open to both SJSU members and community members.

Certification Training Options

For in-depth descriptions of each program, see the table below.


QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) is a 1.5-hour Gatekeeper training. The participants will be able to recognize some signs of suicide and provide support and referral and be able to provide Suicide First Aid (similar to CPR for a cardiac crisis).

  • In-Person Training: Upon your request, a Certified QPR trainer will go to your class, group or meeting to provide the training.
  • On-Line Training: About one hour, plus a post-training test.

For information on in-person and online QPR training, contact Dr. Lee at

Contact Dr. Lee

A Thousand Stars

A seven-hour training program on understanding suicide, recognizing possible signs of suicide, gaining and practicing skills in providing suicide intervention, and exploring and recognizing social, cultural and policy issues related to suicide and ways to build a caring and safe community for all.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

This comprehensive and intensive (14-hour) training helps you gain skills in recognizing suicide signs as well as skills and knowledge in helping people who are dealing with suicide.

View available training sessions and register.

Suicide Intervention Training Your Way

We understand that your groups and departments have unique needs and responsibilities. Therefore, please contact us to discuss how we can tailor the training to support your group.

More Opportunities for Students

Help SJSU build a caring, informed, and connected community:

Spring 2014 Suicide Intervention Trainings Table