Restore Life is a lived experience Navy Veteran founded and operated 501 (C) 3 non-profit. Our mission is to save lives by providing evidence-based suicide intervention skills-based training. We specialize in peer and person to person suicide intervention, staff coaching and education on the prevention of suicide across the country. Restore Life has been in operation since 2019. Restore Life trainers use their lived experience with suicidal ideations, peer support, education and crisis intervention skills to pour into the applied suicide intervention skills. The workshop/training portion will equip the individuals with the skills to identify suicidal behavior, ask the question, and have the conversation to save the life of another or their own. Thoughts of suicide are understandable, complex, and personal. Help seeking is encouraged by open, direct, and honest talk about suicide. Restore Life trainers have keynoted speaking engagements all over the country and trained primarily in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia areas. Training caregivers to recognize the signs of suicide, listen non-judgmentally; engage and assist the person in crisis to develop a safety-plan - now; reach out to and connect the person in crisis with community-resources for that will support their immediate needs. Our trainers' lived experience offers added value to trust, hope, and the statement that, "Suicide is preventable." Our education and professional experiences offers added value to the statement "Still standing, thriving, and giving back"
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