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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 - 2 hour Course 

QPR stands for Question Persuade 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. 

Mental Health First Aid for Military, Veterans and Their Families

We have trained instuctors with military backgrounds to teach MHFA for veterans and those who support them.  

Youth Mental Health First Aid

If you are interested in the  youth version, please join the waiting list below.  We will notify you once the training calendar is updated. 

Dates - QPR Virtual (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. 

August 10, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Virtual

Instructors Rebecca Brightwell and Britney Surrency

Dates - MHFA Virtual (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.

August 21 , 2023

Virtual

Instructors Rebecca Brightwell and Britney Surrency

Mental Health First Aid for Military, Veterans and Their Families & Those Who Serve Them  In-Person (free)

November 8, 2023

Troy University Phenix City Campus

Room 216

1510 Whitewater Ave.

Phenix City, AL 36867

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