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Community Trainings

 
 

Suicide Prevention Trainings

QPR

Time Requirement: 1.5 Hours

Like CPR, QPR is a simple process that anyone can be trained to use, to help prevent a suicidal act. Participants learn how to recognize the warning signs for someone who may be at risk for suicide, and then get them to appropriate help.

Learn how to prevent suicide by using QPR to:

  • Ask Questions to assess the situation

  • Persuade the person to stay alive and accept help

  • Refer the person to a professional for help to get them through the crisis and treat any underlying mental illness.

 
 

Safe TALK

Time Requirement: 3 Hours

safeTALK is a powerful experience.  You can expect to feel challenged, empowered, and hopeful.  Your safe TALK trainer will demonstrate the importance of suicice alertness and help you identify ways people invite help when they're at risk.  safeTALK's steps provide a simple yet effective method to engage with people at risk and connect them with resources that can carry out a full-scale intervention.  At the end of the training, you'll have a chance to practice these skills firsthand.  All in all, you can expect to leave safeTALK with practical knowledge of how to identify someone at risk and link them to life-saving resources.

As a safeTALK trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss, or avoid suicide
  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Connect people with suicidal thoughts with caregivers
 
 

Mental Health First Aid

Time Requirement: 8 Hours

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

Learn how to use the Action Plan ALGEE:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm

  • Listen non-judgmentally

  • Give reassurance and information

  • Encourage appropriate professional help

  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

 
 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Time Requirement: 8 Hours

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a course designed to give participants key skills to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The 8-hour course covers a range of common disorders and potential crises such as helping a young person who is having a panic attack, is contemplating suicide or is struggling with substance abuse.

Learn how to use the Action Plan ALGEE:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm

  • Listen non-judgmentally

  • Give reassurance and information

  • Encourage appropriate professional help

  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

 

Suicide Postvention Training

 

Connect

 

Time Requirement: 4 hours

Connect is a training for professionals and communities to prepare them to respond to a suicide attempt or death, in a manner that will promote healing and reduce risk for affected community members.

Learn how to:

  • Strategically encourage help-seeking, reduce stigma, and promote healing for survivors

  • Reduce the risk of suicide-related phenomena (contagion,copy-cat, and pacts).

  • Use safe messaging in communications such as media reporting, funerals,memorials, etc