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Our Services

Services and Community Events Sponsored by FailSafe For Life

What We Do

Education and Community Events for Suicide Prevention

  • Saturation Training
    Saturation Training” or basic education to the key
    gatekeepers laid out in the National Strategy for Suicide
    Prevention along with any other interested party. 


  • Advanced Training
    Advanced level training for helping professions or those who
    would be providing emergency and/or ongoing care.


  • Awareness Campaigns
    Awareness campaigns to bring this issue to the attention of
    the community.


  • Coordination with the Media
    Working with the media to promote proper coverage and
    prevent contagion.


  • Supporting Prevention Methods
    Supporting means restriction as an effective method of prevention.


  • Community Involvement
    Working with existing organizations and groups to create a
    collaborative, efficient effo

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Upcoming Events

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Training

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (Postponed from 9/27)
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Place: Virtual, via Zoom
Cost: FREE, sponsored by the generous supporters of FailSafe for Life

About QPR

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer - the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

Learn How to:

  • Recognize someone in crisis

  • Review the risk of suicide

  • Reach out and offer support

  • Apply a suicide intervention model

  • Link people with community resources

About the Trainer

Sabrina Votava is the board president for FailSafe for Life and an educator on suicide prevention and intervention. Having worked in this field for over a decade, her passion is evident in her trainings. Her personal experiences, coupled with years of research, give her the ability to connect with a wide variety of audiences from youth to adults, and non-experts to professionals. In addition to being certified in several suicide prevention programs, she holds a BS in Public Health and an MA in Social and Behavioral Health.

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  • All participants age 16 and older are welcome to attend

  • Pre-registration is required, as space is limited

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Date: Thursday, October 5 - Friday, October 6, 2023
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Place: Spokane Community College 
1810 North Greene Street Spokane, WA 99217

ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive, and practice-dominated course designed by LivingWorks to help caregivers recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far, the  most widely used, acclaimed, and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world.

Learn How to:

  • Recognize invitations for help

  • Reach out and offer support

  • Review the risk of suicide

  • Apply a suicide intervention model

  • Link people with community resources


  • Participation in the full two days is mandatory

  • No refunds will be given after 9/29/23

  • Lunch will not be provided

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  • This training is offered at a reduced cost of $100.

  • Please note: Cost for one person to take part in ASIST Training and ASIST materials typically costs $395.00. Through money raised by FailSafe for Life and Providence Community Benefits, we are able to offer this training at no cost to Newport and the surrounding community.

Questions? Contact


"It (ASIST) delivered as promised.  I didn’t think I would come away with any useful tools, but learned a wealth of knowledge.  Also, because of the way it was taught, I feel confident that I have the new skills and also that I will not forget them.  The trainers were excellent.  Thank you!" - Attendee

"This is an excellent training for anyone who works with people. All people, all ages, all socio-economic levels, can be at risk for depression and suicidal thinking. This great training gives you the tools to be able to comfortably engage someone in a conversation that will lead them to get the help they need. Medical professionals, coaches, parents, youth pastors and workers, Scout leaders, teachers, elder caregivers - anyone can learn good skills from this excellent training." - Jan Bassier, Attendee

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