SPECIAL NOTICE: Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) and Adult Mental Health First Aid are now available as live, online classes!
We’ve been given the opportunity to offer two of our classes live and online – Question, Persuade & Refer (QPR) – a two hour introductory suicide prevention training.
Also now available online & live is Adult Mental Health First Aid (AMHFA) -- in two parts -- part 1 is approximately 2.5 hour online self paced that the participant completes independently and part 2 is live, online with instructors and classmates for approximately 7 to 7.5 hours (with a longer break at lunch an other breaks during training).
In addition to offering essential suicide prevention training, QPR is also about listening, support and connection. As the QPR Institute wrote in a recent paper “QPR in the Time of Pandemic...while the QPR method was developed specifically to detect and respond to people emitting suicide warning signs, QPR has evolved into a broader tool to enhance human-to-human interactions, reduce human isolation, and improve social connectedness.”
“Right now our society needs more than just an intervention to prevent suicide…..it needs to provide a pathway to enable people everywhere in how to make positive, sustainable, social connections across the age span with anyone suffering in silence – with or without a treatable mental health problem, and whether or not they are suicidal.”
AMHFA training gives you the essential tools to support persons with mental health challenges and connect them with help. Participants learn about the impact of mental illness in the U.S., warning signs for anxiety, depression and addiction and a five-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect to professional care.
We hope you can join us. To register, go to "find a class" in the upper menu, click on the "register" button next to an available training, complete the registration form and click on the "process registration" button and you are good to go.
SPECIAL NOTICE: NO IN PERSON CLASSES THROUGH DECEMBER 1, 2020; THREE ONLINE CLASSES AVAILABLE
We appreciate your interest and commitment to getting trained to help.
As you may know, Governor Kate Brown has issued Executive Order 20-12 STAY HOME, SAVES LIVES on March 23, 2020.
As a result, the Metro Tri Counties are extending the time when classes taught IN PERSON are suspended and continuing to take precautions designed to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and keep everyone as safe as possible which includes limiting non-emergency public gatherings for the time being.
We are currently suspending our trainings TAUGHT IN PERSON through August 1, 2020, BUT ARE OFFERING TWO ONLINE CLASSES. If you are looking for classes that are taught in person, we encourage you to check back in early August.
We are offering online, live Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) classes that are available on the website now. As a follow up to QPR, please consider taking Counseling on Access to Lethal Means CALM which is also available ONLINE. We are also offering new online, virtual format and content for Adult Mental Health First Aid (AMHFA). We hope that you will join us.
In the meantime, we hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. For resources, updates and other information, we encourage you to consult the Oregon Health Authority or your local County Public Health Office.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Empowering communities about mental health & suicide prevention -- learn how to offer help and seek support.
If you found yourself with a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or student in the middle of a mental health or emotional crisis, would you know how to help? Do you coach young people, assist the elderly, or work with the public? What do you do after asking “Are you okay?”
With the help of skilled, qualified trainers, you can become part of a growing community of people who are getting trained to become a first aid responder to an individual having an anxiety attack, suicidal thoughts, or showing signs of depression.