Suicide Prevention

The Weber-Morgan Health Department has a goal of reducing the suicide rate in our community by promoting public awareness, creating a suicide-safe community, and providing education and training in suicide prevention in collaboration with our partners: AFSP, NAMI, NUHOPE, Weber Human Services, and the Utah Army National Guard.

Future Events

None at this time.

Note: If you are interested in attending any of our suicide prevention trainings and events or want us to come to your organization for trainings, please contact Lacey McFarland at 801-399-7187 or email Lacey.

Future Trainings

The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop is for those who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

ASIST Participants will learn to:
  • Recognize invitations for help
  • Reach out and offer support
  • Review the risk of suicide
  • Apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with community resources

Duration: 16 hours in 2 days

Group Size: limited to 30

Training Dates: October 5-6, 2017 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Register here: ASIST Training in October | Registration fee: $20

Learn how to prevent suicide by using QPR to: Ask Questions to assess the situation; Persuade the person to accept help; and Refer the person to a professional for help to get them through the crisis and treat any underlying mental illness. Like CPR, QPR is a simple process that anyone can be trained to use, to help prevent a suicidal act. Participants learn how to recognize the warning signs for someone who may be at risk for suicide, and then get them to appropriate help.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Group Size: generally 10-35

To schedule a training, contact 801-399-7187

SafeTALK is a 3 hour training workshop, featuring: Training to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, & community first aid resources to connect them to help; Awareness of reasons that we may miss, dismiss, or avoid signs of suicide; The simple yet effective steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe; and Hands-on skills practice and development. Now approved for 3 Social Work CEUs.

Duration: 3 hours

Group Size: 10-45 max

To schedule a training, contact 801-399-7187

Working Minds is a national best practice program that aims to eliminate the stigma around seeking help for mental health conditions and to create an environment where people pay closer attention to the wellbeing of their coworkers.

Why Working Minds:
  • Depression is estimated to cause 200 million lost workdays each year at a cost to employers of $17 to $44 billion
  • In a 3-month period, patients with depression miss an average of 4.8 workdays and suffer 11.5 days of reduced productivity
  • Deaths by suicide cost the US $44 billion annually
  • 70% of those who die by suicide are working age (CDC)

The Working Minds training educates participants about mental health and suicide concerns in the workplace. It focuses on education and skills that give participants tools to identify people at risk and respond to a crisis.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Group Size: generally 10-35

To schedule a training, contact 801-399-7187


If you’re thinking of hurting yourself or know someone who is, there is always hope! Here are a few resources, but remember that you can always call 9-1-1. No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime, 24/7.

Also, be sure to download the SafeUT App, which provides 24/7 access to crisis counseling or tip reporting for youth in the state of Utah. Available on Android and iOS.