Ask 4 Help!  

A Training For All Students

Ask 4 Help!® Youth Suicide Prevention Training is a peer based training that includes empowering the audience to learn to use this vital life skill.  The presentations and trainings are built to increase help seeking behaviors and links between peers and caring adults.​


  • Increased knowledge of warning signs, risk and protective factors of suicide.

  • Increased understanding of help-seeking behavior; how to ask for help for themselves and others

  • Increased knowledge of resources and crisis contact (locally and nationally) using the simple lifeskill and tool – the Ask 4 Help!® Wallet card – with the step-by-step guide to ask for help and a national resource, 800-273-TALK (8255) & Crisis Text Line.

  • How to respond to a friend, a cry for help.

  • Increased empowerment of their own abilities by knowing the development of the Program and that youth can know how to, and do, make a difference.


A Training For All Adults

Yellow Ribbon’s Be A Link!® Community Gatekeeper Training is a community friendly, peer-based, non-clinical training.  It teaches simple, effective tools of help between those in need and help resources.  It emphasizes the important role parents, school personnel and other trusted adults can play in helping at-risk young people.  This core model is appropriate for any adults, professional and non-professional.  Yellow Ribbon has feedback that shows that trusted adults such as school bus drivers, coaches, custodians and scout leaders have been instrumental in helping save lives after receiving the training.​


  • Increased knowledge of Warning Signs, Risk and Protective Factors.

  • Increased knowledge of help resources and how to access them (locally and nationally).

  • Increased knowledge of liabilities, policies and procedures for schools.

  • Increased knowledge of how to talk to their own teens about suicide/suicide prevention.

  • Learn how to respond to a Cry for help.

  • Learn how to Start the Conversation of help.

  • Readiness – crisis protocols applicable for your school/site and in your community.

BAL Tracks: for specialized groups

  • First Responders (EMS/Fire)

  • First Responders (LEOs)

  • Faith Communities/Leaders

Train The Trainer (TTT)

A Training For Those Who Want to Be Trainers (16+)

Suicide Prevention is everyon's business and suicide prevention training is a valuable resource.  

  • Program Review and Review of, and how to use the Training Materials

  • Community Readiness Action Plans

    • Step-by-step implementation strategies

    • How to identify and organize trainings and training needs

    • How to talk to schools and overcome fears and objections

    • Liability - Policies and Procedures for schools

    • How to find funding to start/sustain community programs

    • Postvention: the need for active prevention after a suicide

  • Suicide Prevention Trainings

    • Training of each the Adult and Youth/Teen Trainings

    • Review of the materials used

    • How to give the trainings

    • Review of who and how people can be trained

    • Review of objectives for each training

  • Review of Children's Program

    • Who trains adults in the school

    • Who trains the children in the school


Elementary Training (K-5)

Ask 4 Help Training & Be A Link!® Gatekeeper Training for Adults working with children

Yellow Ribbon’s Elementary Ask for Help® curriculum specializes in the ongoing development and reinforcement of the following protective factors in children and youth. Many of these protective factors will look very familiar, as they are synonymous with or identical to, student outcomes and support systems listed in 21st Century Skills. (  This curriculum follows the recognized safe messaging prevention practices.

To support the fidelity of this training program, follow the training sequence.

  1. Training for Educators and School staff.  (3 hour workshop, Parents can be invited)
    Section 1: Be A Link!®-E  Gatekeeper Training.  Appropriate for all school staff.
    Section 2: How to use the curriculum.

  2. Parent and Community seminars. (Optional)

  3. Student Training(s) Held throughout the school year (Follow-up session or homework as desired).  It is at the discretion of the school to allow parents to attend student sessions.  (Encouraged by Yellow Ribbon)

  4. Evaluation

Goals for Adults of this specialized training

  • Learn the statistics of suicide in this age group of children

  • Learn warning signs, risk and protective factors relating to children

  • Learn appropriate protocols for getting help for students in a safe and timely manner

  • Learn how to use the children's curriculum, build on reinforcing protective factors and model connectedness as stratigic​ direction for the prevention of suicidal behavior


By the end of the curriculum, students will

  • Understand what feelings are (definitions)

  • Understand, recognize and express their own feelings and those of others

  • Recognize what they need: the difference between needs and wants

  • Differentiate between tattling and telling

  • Know how to identify helps (trusted adults)

For questions, details or to book a Trainer for any of our Trainings please contact us today.

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