Evidence Based Practices, Promising Practice Models, and Prevention Programs

Disclaimer: Honoring Native Life does not have a financial relationship to any of the above listed intervention or curricula noted, nor does posting denote HNL endorsement.








ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is for everyone 16 or older— regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teach-es effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community. For more information, visit ASIST here.

Unique to Connect is our focus on working with communities to identify risk and protective factors and to bring the community and key stakeholders together to improve the response to suicide events. Working within the community offers the best opportunity for impacting multiple systems simultaneously. For more information, visit CONNECT here.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing and mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. For more information, visit MHFA here.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. For more information, visit QPR here.

Sources of Strength is a strength-based comprehensive wellness program that focuses on suicide prevention but impacts other issues such as sub-stance abuse and violence. The program is based on a relational connections model that uses teams of peer leaders mentored by adult advisors to change peer social norms about help seeking and encourages students to individually assess and develop strengths in their life. Sources of Strength is a strength-based comprehensive wellness program that focuses on suicide prevention but impacts other issues such as substance abuse and violence. For more information, visit Sources of Strength here.

Yellow Ribbon is a grass-roots, community based, volunteer organization developed to serve youth and the communities that surround them, and to address youth/teen suicide through public awareness, education and training to help communities build new and/or strengthen existing programs. For more information, visit Yellow Ribbon here.

The foundational belief of Zero Suicide (Health Care System Specific) is that suicide deaths for individuals under care within health and behavioral health systems are preventable. It presents both a bold goal and an aspirational challenge. For more information, visit the Zero Suicide Model here.