Learn how to use the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)

People struggling with mental health concerns often turn for help to their churches first. It is important that church staff and volunteers know how to identify the type of help someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts needs in order to prevent a tragedy.

The Stop Suicide Northeast Indiana coalition is working to help churches, service providers, educators, and other agencies build a common language around suicide by using the same standardized suicide screening tool: the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS). It is used world-wide by first responders, health care providers, educators, corrections departments, and military branches and is available in more than 140 languages.

Use of the C-SSRS reduces unnecessary referrals and interventions by more accurately identifying who needs help, and it makes it easier to correctly determine the level of support a person needs with recommended steps to help someone stay safe from suicide. This free training provides hands-on experience using the C-SSRS screening tool in realistic practice scenarios.

Seats are limited - register soon!

Date and Time

Tue, August 24, 2021

11:00am - 12:30pm




Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center


The Lutheran Foundation