Working Minds: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

The Problem:

  • Deaths by suicide cost the United States $44 billion annually
  • More days of work loss and work impairment are caused by mental illness than many other chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma and arthritis
  • In a three-month period, patients with depression miss an average of 4.8 workdays and suffer 11.5 days of reduced productivity
  • Depression is estimated to cause 200 million lost workdays each year at a cost to employers of $17 to $44 billion

 The Solution: Working Minds

Working Minds trains organizations to proactively address the early warning signs of suicide in the workplace. Just as organizations have realized they can help reduce heart disease by encouraging exercise, they can also reduce suicide by promoting mental health and encouraging early identification and intervention. This training will educate and equip businesses with tools to address mental health and suicide concerns within the workplace.

Working Minds Training:

This 2-hour training gives participants the skills and tools to appreciate the critical need for suicide prevention while creating a forum for dialogue and critical thinking about workplace mental health challenges, and by promoting help-seeking and help-giving.

Working Minds Train the Trainer:

This 8-hour training gives participants the tools to deliver the 2-hour Working Minds training in the community. After completing the course, trainers are able to give participants the tools to identify people at risk and respond to a crisis.


  • 8-hour T4T session
  • Trainer Toolkit
  • Working Minds PowerPoint
  • Workbook
  • Access to Trainer Portal
  • Working Minds Wallet Card
  • Working Minds Magnet

Upcoming Working Minds Train the Trainer Workshops:

If you are interested in hosting a Working Minds program for your organization, want to learn more about the Train-the-Trainer program, or attend a Working Minds training please reach out to Alex Yannacone at 303-724-8768.