January 15, 2021
R.A.C.E. Suicide Prevention Training
R.A.C.E. Suicide Prevention Training- Get Informed, Get Involved, Save a Life
The R.A.C.E. Suicide Prevention training is three one-hour modules generally delivered every other week. Each module is a prerequisite for attendance at subsequent modules. Active participation is encouraged and assigned “homework” encourages practice of skills learned during the training.
The acronym R.A.C.E. stands for:
- Recognize signs of distress
- Ask the person about what they are thinking and feeling
- Care for the person and actively listen to them
- Escort the person based on their needs
The R.A.C.E. model for suicide prevention has been used throughout the United States Marine Corps for many years. The model stands out among others because it includes an important aspect of suicide prevention that other models do not; that is Recognize signs of distress.
Who Should Attend?
- Anyone wanting to get informed and get involved in saving lives.
- Anyone who wants to learn how to actively prevent deaths by suicide.
- Anyone (veterans, parents, academics, employers, etc.) who may encounter someone who is thinking of ending their life.