Counseling on Access to Lethal Means CALM-Utah


Intermountain is committed to reducing the rate of suicide for individuals under our care and in the communities we serve. One of the most effective suicide prevention strategies is reducing access to lethal means for individuals at risk for suicide. International studies have found that when widely used and highly lethal means of suicide are made less available, suicide rates overall have declined by 30-50% (Barber & Miller, 2014).

"Counseling on Access to Lethal Means" (CALM-Utah) is an online training course to provide you with the skills and tools to identify high-risk patients and ask about their access to firearms and other highly fatal means, while working with them and their families to increase safety in a supportive and engaging method. It has our support as well as the support of the Utah Shooting Sports Council.
We will be creating an account on and taking the CALM-Utah course. The course is free, takes approximately one hour, and offers CME and NASW-Utah credit. We invite you to do the same and join us in learning about how you can make a life-saving difference for our patients and a life-changing difference for families and communities. Together, we will make our communities healthier and stronger. 
Rebekah Couper-Noles, CNM                     Seth Glickman, MD                            CNO, Community-Based Care                      CMO, Community-Based Care
Lisa Graydon, RN                                          Terri Kane
CNO, Specialty-Based Care                           COO, Clinical Programs and Services
Paul Krakovitz, MD                                      Mikelle Moore
CMO, Specialty-Based Care                          SVP, Chief Community Health Officer
Don Zarkou
AVP, Clinical Programs