Everyone should know how to activate a suicide alert.
safeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. Participants learn how to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. They learn how to activate a suicide alert that connects the person who is thinking about suicide with resources who can complete the helping process.
Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Action Brings Hope. “Suicide is a big deal. It is scary and not the easiest conversation to have. But not having that conversation has made suicide one of the leading causes of death in this country. It is time to end the silence and boldly talk about suicide. We can, and we must help each other not just survive, but strive toward a life worth living. Suicide alone is not the problem, it is the deafening silence that surrounds it.” — Lisa Klein, Filmmaker "The S Word"
Learn how to share your experiance with suicide or mental wellness in a powerful manner to help other’s to understand, effectively removing the stigma associated with it. Powerful storytelling is healing and educational. If and when you are ready to share your story, there is help to get it down well.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course designed for adults who regularly interact with young people (parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens) which focuses on how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. 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.
Adult Mental Health First Aid program is an interactive session, which runs 8 hours, appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Mental Health First Aid introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. Mental Health First Aid aims to become as common as CPR/First Aid and has the potential to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, improve mental health literacy, and empower individuals.
Becoming a certified trainer of QPR’s industry-leading approach to suicide prevention is an excellent way for individuals and organizations to help empower their communities to effectively intervene on behalf of suicidal and in-crisis people.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 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 how to 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.
Practical Role Play Training is designed to enhance knowledge regarding the philosophy and theory of CAMS while providing an opportunity for practice in using the CAMS framework. Expert CAMS-care consultant-trainers will demonstrate the use of CAMS in a live unscripted role-play which is based on actual patient experiences. Following each demonstration, participants, who pair off, will practice what has just been demonstrated by the consultant-trainers.
Trainers bring clinical wisdom, insight, and humor to the training experience. As our trainers demonstrate the clinician’s role in live unscripted role-play demonstrations, there is a shared sense of mutual and collaborative learning that most participants find rewarding, supportive, and even inspiring as the entire training group endeavors to learn how to save lives using CAMS-guided care.
By the end of this training, participants should be fully prepared to begin to use CAMS with suicidal patients. To support optimal clinical outcomes, participation in a series of CAMS-care Consultation Calls is highly recommended subsequent to completion of the Practical Role Play Training.