Suicide Lifeguard

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Suicide Lifeguard

21 January, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm CST

This training is developed for behavioral health professionals who are required to meet licensure and re-licensure continuing education hours in suicide assessment, referral, intervention and management skills.


  • Develop skills to ask clients about suicide
  • Assess for suicide using evidence-based tools
  • Collaborative with clients in the development of a safety and treatment plan


Katie Ellison, MA

Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Human Development from Utah State University, a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of the Rockies and is a Counselor in Training at Bradley University. Katie Ellison has worked in community and school suicide prevention for over ten years. She is recognized as a specialist and consultant in state-wide, community and school suicide prevention best-practices. She is a certified trainer & coordinator for several suicide prevention, intervention and postvention programs; including QPR, ASIST, Connect, Signs of Suicide, Hope Squads, Conversations on Access to Lethal Means and has been trained to conduct psychological autopsies through the American Association of Suicidology. Katie spent the first ten years of her career working in adult and juvenile probation in the states of Utah, Wyoming and South Dakota before transitioning to working in K-12 public education, specializing in school suicide prevention. Katie is currently the Project Director for the Safer Homes Collaborative with the Missouri Institute of Mental Health at UMSL.