LivingWorks is a mission-driven organization with an industry-leading approach to suicide prevention: we want to empower everyone to play a role. Guided by our values and our commitment to across-the-board quality, we’re here to help make communities everywhere safer from suicide. With an array of integrated training programs to meet every need, we’ve been providing communities and organizations with suicide prevention and intervention solutions for over 40 years.
We believe that when people with complementary, integrated skills come together, they achieve a greater impact than any of them could alone. That’s why we focus on a community-wide, collaborative approach that empowers everyone to play a role.
From beginners to professionals, we offer programs for all skill levels in the belief that every person can learn to make a difference. When these participants come together to build safety networks in their communities, they create a powerful transformation.
In all that we do, we’re guided by our vision, mission, and values. They help set our direction, keep us true to our goals, and drive us to seek meaningful relationships with our customers and trainers.
We imagine a world in which people with thoughts of suicide or experiences are well supported to keep safe, access help, and find hope.
We provide unique, quality training that empowers individuals, organizations, and communities to work together to keep people safer from suicide
that the possibility of suicide is present in every community and culture.
that people considering suicide can be supported to make life-saving choices.
that these life-saving choices are facilitated when:
that people are more willing and able to provide this help if they are well prepared.
individuals should prepare for their helping role by choosing a training program that will best support their needs.
to provide a consistent standard of training, while respecting and incorporating the diverse learnings and experiences of each participant.
to continuous improvement—guided by quality, value, evidence and experience.
that everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide.
that sustained personal, social, and financial commitment to training and providing help will result in fewer suicides.
We seek to create and maintain a place where anyone can come, just as they are, regardless of their background, beliefs or culture to learn skills to address the issue of suicide. They can then take those skills back to the communities they come from and create suicide safety.
LivingWorks recognizes the important and complex social and political issues affecting our world. In our training, we acknowledge that there are conflicting positions on many issues. The sole issue we advocate for is suicide prevention. For this reason, LivingWorks maintains neutrality on non-suicide issues while respecting individual journeys.
We invite you to join our Network of Safety. Come as you are. Learn skills. Build relationships. Respect others. Bring Hope to your community.
For nearly four decades, we’ve been world leaders in suicide intervention training. From a small start-up to a global company, we’ve always wondered: how can we make the world a better place?