About Get Trained To Help
Get Trained To Help (GTTH) is a collaboration between Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties to provide a spectrum of mental health and suicide prevention trainings for individuals and organizations across the tri-county region.
Since launching in May 2015, certified instructors from the Behavioral Health and Public Health programs in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties have trained over 15,000 participants. These courses have been tested, proven, and tailored to meet a broad range of unique perspectives. GTTH Trainers have received rigorous training and certification by national and international credentialing organizations. GTTH trainings are available to anyone over 18 that lives or works in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.
Why Get Trained To Help?
You may know how to administer CPR to someone having a heart attack even without medical training. However, you are more likely to encounter a friend, family member, coworker, or a young person in a mental health or emotional crisis. You may find yourself in the position of being a first aid responder in that moment and it’s important that you know how to help.
- Mental health is an important part of overall health and wellness. It affects how we think, feel, and act.
- 1 in 5 adults experience a mental health concern each year in the U.S.
- 1 in 6 youth, ages 6-17, experience a mental health disorder each year.
- 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24.
- Suicide is preventable, yet it remains a leading cause of death for seniors, adults and youth. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34.
After a Training, You Will Learn How to:
- Identify risk factors and warning signs for mental health concerns, suicide ideation and substance abuse.
- Develop skills to respond to a person experiencing a mental health challenge or thoughts of suicide.
- Acquire resources to connect those in crisis and non-crisis situations to support systems that can keep them safe and help them recover.
Thank you for your interest!
For questions or assistance, please contact the county coordinator for the class you are interested in (each class listed on "Find A Class" page identifies the county where the training is offered). You can also contact us to schedule a training for your organization or large group (minimum of 15 people).
This page is not monitored. If you or someone you are close to is in a crisis, please call one of the county crisis lines or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 9-8-8.