• 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.

The free, virtual on-demand course can be accessed via the St. Charles Health System Continuing Medical Education platform here. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of St. Charles Health System and OSU. St. Charles Health System is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. Charles Health System designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

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, the St. Charles Health System 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.