• 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.

Training Videos

  • Firearm Safety Training Videos
    The 4 videos featured on this page were developed as a training tool for primary care providers who work in rural settings with patients at risk of suicide. Data suggest that in rural America gun ownership is common. Having a conversation about temporarily removing firearms from easy access by someone who is at risk of suicide has great promise for saving lives.


  • 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 (1-credit CME)

This 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. Upon completion of the course, you will be directed to a CME link where you can download your completion certificate. Thank you to the St. Charles Health System for providing this CME at no charge.

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.

Online CME Course on Firearm Safety

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, Lines for Life or the St. Charles Health System; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government, the Oregon Health Authority, Lines for Life or the St. Charles Health System.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of St. Charles Health System, Lines for Life and Oregon Health Authority. St. Charles Health System is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. Charles Health System designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.