• elderly
    KNOW HOW: TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE HELP AND ENSURE THE SAFETY OF SOMEONE IN DISTRESS
  • coach
    KNOW HOW: TO SEE THE WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE AND LEARN HOW TO SAFELY RESPOND
  • teacher
    KNOW HOW: TO RESPOND AFTER ASKING "ARE YOU OKAY?"
  • GroupMeeting
    KNOW HOW:TO REDUCE THE SOCIAL DISTANCE SHOWN TO A PERSON WITH MENTAL HEALTH SYMPTOMS

SPECIAL NOTICE:  Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) is now available as a live, online class!

We’ve been given the opportunity to offer one of our classes live and online – Question, Persuade & Refer (QPR) – a two hour introductory suicide prevention 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.”

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 AUGUST 1, 2020; TWO 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 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.

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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.

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