WHAT WE DO

Together we can create a world with reduced suicides 

At PROSPER, we believe in a future where every individual has the strength, support and resources to overcome life’s darkest moments. 

United in our mission to prevent suicide globally, we collaborate with experts, community groups, and individuals to bring about change through understanding, compassion, and effective intervention.

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CHANGING LIVES

What makes us 'PROSPER'

Our mission

At PROSPER, we commit to sustained efforts in reducing suicide risks with new, forward-thinking strategies. Recognizing that not every suicide can be prevented, we focus on deploying the most effective research-backed strategies, working proactively to support individuals facing unique risks and reduce unnecessary hospitalizations.

Our approach

As a movement embracing prevention, intervention, and postvention, we unite communities across cultures to reduce suicide risks using specific, shared methods. Understanding that suicide prevention is not one-size-fits-all, we advocate for culturally adaptive approaches and know that empowering communities to build trust over time is key to sustainable prevention.

Our communities

PROSPER is a global coalition spanning cultures and nations, dedicated to suicide risk reduction through strength-based, culturally responsive education. We are committed to long-term community engagement and empowerment, fostering a world where life is valued and community bonds are strong.

About Dr Kent Corso

With Kent's leadership, we're putting these principles into action, empowering communities to foster connectedness and proactive change. Our methods are tailored to meet the unique needs of each community, implementing our goal to make life worth living for everyone.

Who we partner with

Non-profit organizations and foundations

Many of our partners are non-profit organizations who have secured government grants to improve rural mental health, including suicide prevention, care coordination, opioid use disorders or youth mental health. We provide them technical assistance and workforce development in various formats including podcast series, pre-recorded webinars, live webinars and training.

Health and mental health organizations

We partner with various health organizations to enhance clinician competence, confidence, and comfort across disciplines, such as medicine, nursine, mental health, occupational therapy and applied behavior analysis. Our support includes revising policies to better the care quality for distressed patients and their families, leading to more patient-centered care, an empowered workforce, and reduced patient risk.

Governmental organizations and partners

In North America, we assist U.S. and Canadian governments in adopting risk reduction strategies with effective resource allocation, policies and metrics. Focused on populations such as those with intellectual disabilities, First Nations, veterans, and law enforcement, our methods have reduced suicides by 47% in two years within military and law enforcement, and 50% in rural communities.

What folks are saying about us

Enhanced competence

"I attended the PROSPER training led by Kent Corso and it's the best I've experienced. As a licensed mental health provider, I now confidently use current best practices in suicide risk assessment. It’s empowered me to provide person-centered care effectively, and I've recommended it to all my colleagues."

Licensed Clinical Therapist
Empowered care

"The PROSPER seminar was invaluable for my role as a primary care provider. I immediately applied the skills with noticeable ease. This training should be mandatory for all in primary care, truly enhancing our competence in suicide intervention."

General Practitioner


Turning point

"PROSPER's training has been pivotal for my work as a first responder. The content and delivery were exceptional, equipping me with crucial skills for handling critical situations in the field with confidence and care."

Emergency responder


FAQ.

How does PROSPER TOGETHER work?

Our programs apply the contemporary suicidology research to deliver practical solutions for professionals, patients, community members, and policy-makers who wish to reduce suicide risk proactively. Because suicide is influenced by culture, these solutions must fit the culture of the patient and community. No other suicide prevention, intervention and postvention program leverage culture and values to motivate system change. The technology of applied behavior analysis and methods of organizational behavior management are instrumental in helping communities engage and evolve. Our solutions are engineered for easy implementation, helping us accelerate the translation of science to practice.

Who should take the PROSPER TOGETHER courses?

Our programs serve the diversity of community members including policy and decision makers, elected officials, business owners, clinicians, educators, and community members. This includes youths ages 12 and older, as PROSPER delivers upstream prevention information, as well as intervention and postvention training.

How is your program different from tried-and-true gatekeeper programs such as ASIST, SafeTALK and QPR?

The programs above are long-standing and essential for helpers and others and serves as a critical foundation for those seeking to engage in gatekeeper programs and behavior. PROSPER is the next step forward once an organization or community has mastered the basics of gatekeeper strategies.

What is the evidence to support this unique approach?

Our methods employ the last forty years of suicidology research using a population health approach. But one size does not fit all. We integrate the results of multiple scientific approaches producing a robust and multi-faceted approach to community suicide prevention. We have empowered patients, fostered connectedness in communities, and spurred community engagement according to the community’s values across North America, Asia, New Zealand and Europe yielding as high as 50% reductions in suicides in some communities

My organization or company has numerous providers and provider types. How do I know which program type is right for me?

Anyone can take the learning modules listed on this learning platform. In person training is also offered for communities and organizations seeking the most contemporary suicide management strategies. Please contact us at hello@prospertogether.net to arrange a training

What is the evidence to support this unique approach?

Our methods employ the last forty years of suicidology research using a population health approach. But one size does not fit all. We integrate the results of multiple scientific approaches producing a robust and multi-faceted approach to community suicide prevention. We have empowered patients, fostered connectedness in communities, and spurred community engagement according to the community’s values across North America, Asia, New Zealand and Europe yielding as high as 50% reductions in suicides in some communities.

Do you conduct training or deliver talks at conferences or professional meetings and proceedings?

Yes, we provide workshops, keynote addresses, presentations and talks at a variety of professional events and meetings. These include association meetings, government meetings and sessions, and conferences. Please contact us at hello@prospertogether.net to discuss further

I see several different cultures and communities listed on this learning platform. What if mine is not listed?

If your culture or community is not listed on this site, we suggest you review the resources under “United Kingdom” or “North America” as many of the needs are across these cultures. If these cultures are not similar to yours, we would love to work with you. We enjoy serving diverse communities and expect our list of additional communities to grow overtime. If we are not familiar with your community, we will develop curriculum tailored to your needs, guided by the suicidology research. Please contact us at hello@prospertogether.net to discuss further

CONSULTATION

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