Recognize suicide’s impact on communities and families
THIS 60-MINUTE ONLINE TRAINING WILL ENABLE PARTICIPANTS TO:
Know how locked storage, limited access and temporarily limiting exposure to firearms can reduce suicide.
Recognize basic warning signs of suicide
Understand and be able to use LEARN™ steps to support an individual at risk of suicide.
The National Rifle Association, the Second Amendment Foundation and Forefront Suicide Prevention helped to develop the Safer Homes training. Other collaborators in the Safer Homes Coalition are firearms retailers, state agencies, law enforcement, mental health providers, health care providers and suicide prevention advocates.
Firearm safety is a proud tradition in Washington and across the United States. For many years, the American firearms-using public has embraced safe storage in order to avoid the tragedy of a young child dying or hurting another in an accidental shooting.
Today, the largest risk by far of firearm death is to boys and men who end their lives by suicide.
This video, which is included in the training, demonstrates a suicide prevention role-play between a firearms retailer and a customer.
FIREARMS SAFETY, SUICIDE AWARENESS & YOU TRAINING
The Safer Homes Suicide Aware initiative, which includes this training, is about saving lives, period. The skills learned in this training will help retailers and instructors – as well as anyone within the firearms community – to take actions that will help to save lives.
This training is FREE to Washington state firearm retailers and instructors.
Washington state firearms retailers will receive a code to access the training. Firearms retailers from other states may take the training for a modest fee. Please contact the Safer Homes Coalition (info@SaferHomesCoalition.org) to request access.
After taking this training, participants will be able to order or download (free) Safer Homes Materials to help them in educating their customers about safe storage to counter today’s risk.
SAFER HOMES, SUICIDE AWARE
2-SIDED FIREARMS POSTCARD, 5.5 x 8.5
This postcard gives specific recommendations for safe storage of firearms. These recommendations will help prevent suicide deaths. You can download it for free or order printed copies using the form below.
FIREARMS POSTER, 18 x 24 inches
This poster contains recommendations for locking and limiting access to firearms, including emergency temporary transfer. If followed, these recommendations will help prevent suicide deaths. You can download it for free or order printed copies using the form below.
All materials are the intellectual property of the Safer Homes Task Force. You are free to download and use them, but we ask that you do not modify them in any way.
Please complete the form below to request printed postcards or stickers. Be sure to complete all the fields and tell us the quantities in the notes box. A receipt will be provided within 24-48 business hours with instructions on how to submit payment.