Thoughts of suicide are surprisingly common. At any given time, around 1 in 25 people is thinking about suicide to some degree.
For most people, thinking about suicide isn't about wanting to die. Instead, it's about tension between their reasons for staying alive and their desire to escape from pain that feels unbearable.
Within this tension lies the risk of death—but also the possibility of intervention, hope, and life. This is where someone with the right skills can help tip the balance and change a life forever.
This is where LivingWorks training comes in.
Each year, over 800,000 people take their own lives. The human and financial impacts take a heavy toll on communities, workplaces, schools, and organizations.
These losses are not inevitable. With the right skills, anyone can learn to save a life—and together, they can turn the tide in the places where they live, work, play, and learn.Learn more about suicide and prevention
LivingWorks' approach to suicide prevention is based on integrated training that empowers everyone to play a role. Each individual can make a difference, and together, a group of participants creates a safety network for those in need.
The result? Communities, workplaces, schools, and organizations that are safer for everyone.See the community model in action
The results are in: LivingWorks training has the most robust evidence base in the industry.
Over 50 peer-reviewed studies and government reports show that LivingWorks programs increase participant skills, improve outcomes, and save money.
We encourage rigorous evaluation of our programs as we uphold the gold standard of evidence-based suicide prevention training.Learn more about the evidence