Regional Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) Training

What - Regional Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) Training

  • In follow up to the 2018 Suicide Prevention Summit, regional AMSR trainings are planned for December.
  • AMSR is a one-day training workshop for behavioral health professionals. The 6.5-hour training program is based on the latest research and designed to help participants provide safer suicide care.  To learn more about the AMSR trainings.

Who - Health care providers face many challenges when working with patients and clients at risk for suicide. AMSR is designed for health care providers who have a master's or doctoral degree in a behavioral health field, including: 

  • Social workers
  • Professional counselors
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric nurses


  • December 3rd: Hartgrove Behavioral Health System
  • December 4th: Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System
  • December 5th: Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital
  • December 6th: The Pavilion Behavioral Health System
  • December 7th: Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center – we have a few scholarships available for this location (see below)
  • December 10th: Riveredge Hospital
  • December 11th: Chicago Children’s Center for Behavioral Health

Cost/Scholarship Opportunity

  • $85, covering the cost of the presentation materials, and the programming is based on the latest research.
  • There are a couple more scholarships available for the AMSR training on December 7 at Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center. If you or someone you know would like to be considered for a scholarship, please send answers to the follow questions, in addition to the name and email to
  1. Are you a clinician with a private practice?
  2. Are you a behavioral health professional working in a local health department or healthcare setting?
  3. Is your current employer a non-profit organization or healthcare provider?
  4. Are you one of the following professionals? Social worker, Professional counselor, Marriage and family therapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, or Psychiatric nurse.


  • To register and for more information, please visit the Illinois Public Health Association webpage


  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Nursing Home Administrators, Licensed Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Licensed Physical Therapist & Physical Therapy Assistants, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, & Advanced Practice Nurse.

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