Events & Evidence-Based Trainings ,
Counseling on Access to Lethal Means Training
Access to lethal means may determine whether a person who is suicidal lives or dies. The CALM online course, developed by SPRC, explains why means restriction is an important approach to suicide prevention.
A half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15,
regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert
helper and connect those with thoughts of suicide to further help.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school
staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other
caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is
experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
Training & Treatment Innovations - Training Opportunities
A number of training opportunities including "Suicide Assessment and Crisis Planning", "Trauma Informed Treatment", and "Compassion Fatigue". Click here for more information.
Restricting Access to Lethal Means,
Q: What is means restriction?
A: Means restriction is an effort to limit the accessibility and choice of lethal means of suicide, such as firearms and prescription drugs.
Q: Why is means restriction important?
A: Exploring how a person attempts suicide plays a key role in whether they live or die.
Q: What is the Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force doing to promote means restriction?
A: In partnership with Oakland County Board of Commissioners' Lock-It-Up program and using grant funds awarded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oakland County Health Division and Oakland Community Health Network purchased small gun lock boxes available for pickup throughout Oakland County. These lock boxes are available at no charge and come with information about suicide prevention resources within our community.
We are committed to incorporating means restriction into larger suicide prevention efforts in Oakland County. Pick up a gun lock box at one of the following sites:
Gun Lock Box Distribution Sites
Oakland County Sheriff Substations
- Pontiac: 110 E Pike St, Pontiac, MI 48342.
- Rochester Hills: 750 Barclay Cir, Rochester Hills, MI 48307.
- Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Local Police Departments
- Holly Police Department: 315 S. Broad, Holly, MI 48442. Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.