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 effort.

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Upcoming Events

QPR Gatekeeper Training

Date: November 3, 2021

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 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 3 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



  • All participants age 16 and older are welcome to attend  

  • Pre-registration is required, as space is limited

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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, non-experts to professionals.  In addition to being certified in several suicide prevention programs, she holds a B.S. in Public Health and an M.A. in Social and Behavioral Health.

Applied Suicide Intervantion Skills Training

Date: November 4-5, 2021

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Talbott Event Center
4202 S. Regal Street 
Spokane, WA 99223

Cost: This training is offered for $50.00.

Please note: Cost for one person to take part in ASIST Training and ASIST materials typically costs $295.00. Through money raised by FailSafe for Life and Providence Community Benefits, we are able to offer this training at a reduced cost in Spokane and the surrounding community.

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About ASIST: 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 if canceling after October 29, 2021.

  • Lunch will NOT be provided but there is a refrigerator and several restaurants nearby.

About the Trainer: Sabrina Votava is an educator on suicide prevention and intervention who has worked with numerous individuals and organizations around the Pacific Northwest to help them recognize the signs of suicide and to give them the tools and resources to keep a person in crisis safe.  Having worked in this field for over a decade, Sabrina’s 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, non-experts to professionals.  Sabrina has been featured in various media outlets throughout Washington state over the years and has most recently started a non-profit organization to serve her community.  She is certified as a QPR Master Trainer, ASIST trainer, Networks for Life trainer and is a member of the Leadership Team of the Prevent Suicide Spokane Coalition.  Sabrina holds a B.S. in Public Health from the University of Washington and an M.A. in Social and Behavioral Health from Whitworth University.

About the Trainer: Melody Youker is a case manager for Martin Hall Juvenile Detention facility, where she has worked for more than 15 years. She also spent 6 years as a correctional counselor for Second Chance. Melody holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from Montana State 
University. Currently, she volunteers as a team leader for Prevent Suicide Spokane, Spokane County Suicide 
Prevention Coalition, and helps organize the annual AFSP Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Spokane. 


  • Space is limited. Registration is required.


Questions? Contact:

Special Considerations:

  • Masks worn over the nose and mouth will be required of every participant for the full workshop.

  • If you have medical or other reasons for not being able to wear a mask or are hard of hearing, we look forward to seeing you at a workshop in the future when we can accommodate you!


"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