Know the Signs & Make a Difference
We've put together a variety of workshop and training designed to help you learn when someone may be at risk of suicide and how to help. For more information, click on the training PDF's.
Building Resiliency and Understanding Trauma
Understanding and defining trauma and different trauma types, Impact of trauma on the brain; Child Traumatic Stress (CTS) Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); Adverse Community Experiences and Resiliency (ACE,R); Resiliency and being trauma-informed. Disponible en Español bajo peticion.
Mental Health 101
Understanding mental health; Understanding mental health vs mental illness; Mental health spectrum; Stigma reduction; Risk and productive factors; Available resources. Disponible en Español bajo peticion.
Self Care and Wellness
Understanding how stress affects your (psychological, spiritual, interpersonal and physical impacts); Strategies to help you manage stress and build resiliency; Practicing the different strategies through guided virtual activities; Available resources and how to connect. Disponible en Español bajo peticion.
Know the Signs
Understanding how to recognize the warning signs of suicide , how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources. Disponible en Español bajo peticion.
In Person Trainings
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach adults (e.g., parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, coaches, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens) who regularly interact with adolescents (age 12-18) on how to help young people in crisis as well as those experiencing challenges with mental health or addiction. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include: anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), eating disorders, self-care and the impact of social media and bullying.
Must be age 18 or older to attend Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.
Please register here.
Mental Health First Aid
This training is designed to help people learn how to recognize the signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include: anxiety, depression, psychosis, substance use/addictions, trauma, and self-care.
Must be age 18 or older to attend Adult Mental Health First Aid training.
2 days (16 hours total)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is designed as an interactive workshop that teaches participants how to recognize when someone may be at risk for suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.
Must be age 16 or older to attend an ASIST workshop
Please register here.
Prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. People who participate in this training will be able to identify people who have thoughts of suicide and move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide. They will be able to apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe) to connect a person with thoughts of suicide to a suicide first aid intervention caregiver.
Anyone who might want to help, minimum age 15 years old.
Please register here
Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR)
Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. To learn more about this one-hour training, visit https://www.qprinstitute.com/
Must be age 15 or older to attend QPR training.