Programs & Services
Suicide Risk Assessment
Trillium and TTC
Karen Grant, case manager, left, and Mary Hague, mental health nurse, trained Matt Palotta and other TTC staff on how to assess if someone is considering suicide. The course was life-saving.
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) wanted to teach their staff what to do when faced with a situation involving a potential suicide attempt. It turned to Trillium’s mental health team, widely recognized for their innovative suicide risk assessment training program, for help. The outcome was life-saving.
Matt Palotta, TTC route supervisor, explains how he put the training to good use. “Before the training, I was petrified when faced with a suicide attempt. After the training I was better prepared to offer help.”
Trillium’s suicide risk assessment course helps people understand the factors that lead someone to contemplate taking their own life and how to effectively move the person to a safe place.
If you, or someone you know, are contemplating suicide, there is help.