(1) Suicide affects all ages from young children to senior citizens. It is most common among middle aged men. 

(2) Suicide remains a rare event, but it is increasing. In CT, almost 14% of high schoolers consider suicide each year and 8% make an attempt. In some communities, the rate is even higher in middle schools.

(3) Suicide is usually related to depression or another mental illness, but up to half of people who could use counseling do not seek help. 

(4) Suicide represents an individual's sense of hopelessness in the face of their problems. By reaching out and offering hope, we all have the opportunity to save a life. Take a QPR or other suicide prevention training! (Find training here)

The Hub convenes the Southwest Regional Suicide Advisory Board (SW SAB) quarterly. To join us, email We are working to develop the region's prevention and postvention capacity. 

Check out our 2019 regional profiles on mental health and suicide in Southwest CT. Download our 2-page infographic here and our graphic of suicide resources here.

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Awareness Videos:

Downloadable Resources: 

Suicide awareness and gatekeeper trainings: 

  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training is a 1.5-2 hour training aimed at the general public. It provides information about signs & symptoms, a 3-step first aid plan, and information about where and how to refer people for help.

  • safeTALK is a 3 hour training appropriate for the general public

  • Talk Saves Lives is a 30 to 60 minute slideshow for the general public

  • ASIST is an intensive 2-day suicide intervention training with lots of role play 

  • There are also specific trainings for schools (Signs of Suicide, More Than Sad...) 

If you're interested in bringing one of these trainings to your community or agency, we can help you identify a trainer. Please contact for more information. Find upcoming trainings on our calendar.

Find postvention resources at 


The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwestern CT

A program of the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP)

1 Park Street, Norwalk, CT 06851


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