The Sky Center/NMSIP’s comprehensive training program is based on theories of resilience, mindfulness research and practice, themes of inclusion, empathetic communication, and connective relationships.  These concepts are the foundation for successful suicide prevention and wellness.

This educational program offers presentations about suicide and its prevention to schools, parents, youth service organizations, faith leaders, community organizations, and clubs. Presentations incorporate evidence about suicide vulnerability among LGBTQ youth and other high risk groups. A special focus of this program is gatekeeper training, which involves educating those who have daily contact with young people to recognize suicide warning signs, respond appropriately and be the link or “gate” to community resources.  These trainings also address issues and behaviors correlated to suicide risk, including depression, school problems, family conflict, and bullying.

For more information, please contact The SKY Center at 505-473-6191 or

Erin Doerwald, Program Director at 505-819-1492

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