Training Options

 We offer two different training programs that teach members of the public how to help a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The courses can be taught in person or online.  

QPR - 1.5-hour Course 

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. 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 question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) - 8-hour Course

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. This in-depth course provides case studies, video role-playing, and other interactive components. 

Military Outreach

We have trained instuctors with military backgrounds to teach MHFA for groups that work with veterans.  Contact us to learn more.

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Dates - Virtual QPR (free)
We can set up a custom training date for organizations.  Contact us to learn more. 

Each attendee needs a computer or tablet (or a smartphone if no other option) with a webcam/microphone and an individual email address. Participants are required to have their webcam on for the duration of the training to ensure full attendance. Participants cannot have multiple people on one webcam. Attendees must install Zoom or access it via their browser. 

December 13, 2022

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

Instructors Rebecca Brightwell and Britney Surrency

January 17, 2023

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

Instructors Rebecca Brightwell and Britney Surrency

February 21, 2023 
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual

Instructors Diane Bales and Britney Surrency

Dates - Virtual MHFA (free)
We can set up a custom training date for organizations.  Contact us to learn more. 

Participants must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course (“pre-work”) before attending a 7-hour virtual, instructor-led training via Zoom to obtain certification in MHFA.  Each attendee needs a computer or tablet (or a smartphone if no other option) with a webcam/microphone and an individual email address. Participants are required to have their webcam on for the duration of the training to ensure full attendance. Participants cannot have multiple people on one webcam. Attendees need to install Zoom or access it via their browser. Classes require a minimum of 5 attendees.

November 15, 2022

Virtual

Instructors Rebecca Brightwell and Britney Surrency

December 8th, 2022

Virtual

Instructors Diane Bales and Britney Surrency

January 12, 2023

Virtual

Instructors Rebecca Brightwell and Britney Surrency

February 9, 2023

Virtual

Instructors Rebecca Brightwell and Britney Surrency