• elderly
    KNOW HOW: TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE HELP AND ENSURE THE SAFETY OF SOMEONE IN DISTRESS
  • coach
    KNOW HOW: TO SEE THE WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE AND LEARN HOW TO SAFELY RESPOND
  • teacher
    KNOW HOW: TO RESPOND AFTER ASKING "ARE YOU OKAY?"
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    KNOW HOW:TO REDUCE THE SOCIAL DISTANCE SHOWN TO A PERSON WITH MENTAL HEALTH SYMPTOMS

Mental Health Matters for all

If you found yourself with a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or student in the middle of a mental health or emotional crisis, would you know how to help? Do you coach young people, assist the elderly, or work with the public? What do you do after asking “Are you okay?”

With the help of skilled, qualified trainers, you can become part of a growing community of people who are getting trained to become a first aid responder to an individual having an anxiety attack, suicidal thoughts, or showing signs of depression.

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QPR - Question, Persuade & Refer

Approximately two-hour suicide prevention training course offered for ages 18 and over. Free tuition

An introductory training for anyone wanting to learn how to help a person at risk of suicide. Learn how to identify the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond by following three simple steps.

Trainings scheduled upon request. Groups are encouraged. Need a training for your group? We are happy to come to you – be it a book club, parent group, place of worship or workplace. Contact us to inquire about scheduling training. This course is designed as an introductory training.

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ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Two-day suicide intervention training course offered for ages 18 and over. Free tuition

Appropriate for professionals and laypersons alike, ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop that teaches you how to recognize someone who may be at risk for suicide, how to intervene and promote safety and how to identify appropriate supports to help keep the person safe. This course is designed as an in-depth training for suicide prevention. Continue Reading

AMHFA - Adult Mental Health First Aid

Eight-hour training course offered for ages 18 and over. Free tuition

This training gives you the tools to help persons with mental health challenges get the help they need. You will learn about the impact of mental illness in the U.S., warning signs for anxiety, psychosis, depression and addiction and a five-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect to professional care. Ideal for military families, higher education workers, caretakers of the elderly, leaders of faith communities, human resource professionals and caring citizens. This course is designed for adults as an in-depth training to learn how to react and safely apply aid. Continue Reading

YMHFA - Youth Mental Health First Aid

Eight-hour training course offered for ages 18 and over. Free tuition

This training highlights the importance of early intervention and how to help young persons ages 12-18 experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You will learn about typical adolescent behavior, unique warning signs of a mental health problem and steps to take to get a young person to help. Important for parents, teachers, counselors, coaches, leaders of faith based communities, social workers and other caring community members. This course is designed as an in-depth training for adults who interact with young people. Continue Reading

CALM - Counseling on Access to Lethal Means

Approximately two-hour training course offered for ages 18 and over. Free tuition

CALM is for anyone who works with people in a clinical/counseling situation such as health and mental health, veteran affairs, schools, peer support, clergy, domestic violence, etc.

CALM is intended to assist helpers in offering strategies to help clients at risk of suicide and their families reduce access to lethal means, particularly (but not exclusively) firearms. The workshop will introduce participants to the knowledge and skill components included in the completed 2 hour, interactive workshop. CALM is a means reduction program developed at the Injury Prevention Center at Dartmouth and evaluated by researchers at the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. The CALM workshop includes: a power point presentation regarding why CALM is effective, a model videotaped attempt scenario and case studies.
 CALM is recognized on the SPRC/AFSP Best Practice Registry, Section III.

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