Suicide Prevention Training and Resources

Educational opportunities promote awareness of the warning signs of suicide; highlight local, state, and national crisis resources; and teach strategies for providing support to individuals who are experiencing a mental health emergency. For more information about any of these programs or to request a training session, complete the form at the bottom of the page or contact Prevention Coordinator Kenan Tyner-Smith at or 434-572-6916 Ext. 1550.


Counter Tools

Public health intervention that promotes education across communities by aiming to reduce the impact of unhealthy substance use such as tobacco by educating the local retailers. This outreach is aimed at the point of access and exposure: the retail environment. (In-person training.)

Southside Wellness Coalition

A community coalition with a volunteer-based leadership team of local community members who are committed to safe, secure, healthy, prosperous and drug free communities in the counties of Brunswick, Halifax and Mecklenburg. In person and virtual.


ACE Interface: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Two to three hour session that teaches participants about the effects of adverse childhood experiences on brain development and emphasizes the community’s role in promoting resilience in children and teens. In person and virtual.

REVIVE! Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Training for Virginia

Two-hour session that provides training to professionals, stakeholders, and community members on how to recognize and respond to an opioid crisis or overdose emergency with the administration of naloxone (Narcan). In person and virtual.


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We work with organizations and workplaces to provide training to their members and employees. Complete the form below to request information.

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