• Suicide Safety Management
    This training tool summarizes the components of screening and assessment, provides samples of tools to use for these processes, and indicates who on the team has what role in the screening and assessment process.
  • Clackamas County Zero Suicide Training Process Presentation
    This powerpoint includes an agenda for staff training events, stages for zero suicide implementation, workflows for care providers who interact with a suicidal patient, and audit criteria to assure compliance with the components of the plan.


  • Oregon Firearm Safety Toolkit
    This website highlights research on firearm safety with patients at risk of suicide conducted by Drs. Keys, Marino, Wolsko (OSU-Cascades) and Pennavaria (at the time of the research, LaPine Community Health Center). The website also contains a number of communication tools and training videos based on this research. The training videos demonstrate specific communication skills to pursue when having a conversation about firearms with a suicidal patient or family member.

Online Courses

Addressing Firearm Safety with Patients at Risk of Suicide

This free course is designed to help primary care physicians and other types of health care providers working in rural settings develop better communication skills, comfort, and confidence when having conversations about firearm safety with patients who are suicidal. This course is specific to firearm safety and does not focus on other methods of suicide. As of February 13, 2024, this course no longer is approved to meet Oregon Health Authority Cultural Competence Continuing Education (CCCE) training requirements. Training coordinators are working to reinstate this training being approved to meet CCCE training requirements. Upon completion of the course, you will be directed to a link to provide your email address to receive your completion certificate by email.

Because of the sensitive nature of the course material, this course is intended for health professionals only and is password protected. Individuals who are in the health professions may receive the password by sending an email request.

Funding for this training was made possible (in part) by grant number SM 061759 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written materials or publication and by speakers do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or policies of CMHS, SAMHSA or HHS, nor the Oregon Health Authority or Lines for Life; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government, the Oregon Health Authority or Lines for Life