Course detail: KOMETSPA - Kansas Online Mental Health Emergency Training: Suicide Prevention and Awareness

This online training is designed for law enforcement officers and dispatchers who, in their duties, are frequently called upon to deal with individuals who are suffering from brain disorders and mental health issues.
Suicide is preventable. This course will provide participants with tools to recognize the signs of a suicidal person and how to assist in preventing someone from harming themselves. The topics include suicidal statistics, risk and protective factors, and safety planning. With this knowledge participants will gain a better understanding of the steps to take in preventing suicide and gain awareness of the warning signs that is often present in a person who is suicidal. 

Core Competencies 
  • Participants will recognize the current statistics as they relate to suicide and identify the protective factors, safety plans, and myths of suicide. 
Who Should Attend 
  • Law Enforcement Officers 
  • Dispatchers 
  • Self-paced online reading 
  • Videos 
Course Requirements 
  • Complete a multiple choice exam with a score of 70% or better

Available sessions