Facts on therapists and suicidal clients:

24-28 percent of therapists will lose a client to suicide
Most have little or no training in dealing with suicidal clients

Losing a client to suicide can lead to guilt, anger, regret, and a loss of self-confidence

Through this certificate-based course from QPR Institute, learn how to counsel clients through online chat, video calls like Skype (and other online platforms), on the phone, and face-to-face.

With 2,30,000 suicides every year in the country, one Indian dies by suicide every two minutes, and for every suicide, there are 25 who make an attempt to die, with 100 actively thinking about it. As a mental health professional, substance abuse counselor, general physician, psychiatric nurse, school, college counselor or even a layperson you are in a position to save a suicidal person’s life. 

For the first time in India, the SPIF, in partnership with US-based QPR Institute is offering training courses for anyone with professional training; who is in a position to work with, counsel, and help suicidal people survive a life-threatening crisis. In our model, everyone is trained to their level of responsibility for patient safety, with the QPRT being the most comprehensive training, and basic QPR Gatekeeper training requiring the least amount of training. Whether you are doing face-to-face counseling, online, Skype-based or text-based we have a course for you. 

In a population of 1.2 billion, where at least 5 crore Indians struggle with mental illness, there are only 4000 psychiatrists i.e., one psychiatrist for over 13000 patients. The severe shortage of expert trained mental health professionals is a major contributor to the 83% treatment gap that exists in the country.

Online counseling suicide intervention specialist (OCSIS):
“India is on the verge of a public health crisis with respect to suicide. The OCSIS Advanced Course offered me an insight into various suicide prevention models that were humane and evidence-based, and when and how to use them to get favorable outcomes. With the decriminalization of suicide and increasing outcry for prevention, the crisis can be taken care of because we are losing lives which we shouldn’t. Such a course can be revolutionary for prevention and care.”

Sign-up today: Call 080-47096367/write to info@spif.in

Suicide is the most preventable form of death.

Research shows that a majority of clinicians fear the suicidal patient, which leads to distancing oneself from the patient and may even lead to increased suicide risk among them. We believe that we can change that by helping you meet that suicidal client with a sense of self-efficacy and confidence. SPIF bridges this gap by connecting you to training programs that teach initial and basic suicide risk assessment skills. We also offer Advanced Suicide Risk Assessment Training and Documentation skills for healthcare professionals. I can share details about these courses with you if you’d like. 

Online Counseling: Suicide Intervention Specialist

Through this certificate-based course from QPR Institute, learn how to counsel clients through online chat, video calls like Skype (and other online platforms), on the phone, and face-to-face.

If this sounds like an “army” of people helping to prevent suicide, it is! With your help, we can co-create a new division within that army of educated, expert trained mental health professionals and people of goodwill to help prevent suicide in India.

Sign-up today: Call 080-47096367/write to info@spif.in