NUHOPE is proud to partner with other local organizations to offer a number of suicide prevention classes and trainings for free or at low cost. These classes range from 1.5 hours to 2 days and are available for many audiences.
Each class is taught by certified instructors through NUHOPE, Weber-Morgan Health Department, Davis Behavioral Health, or other community partners. You can learn about each of the suicide prevention classes offered in more detail below:
QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer
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.
QPR can be learned in our course in as little as one hour, and NUHOPE offers this course free of charge for your group or organization. All presentations will be tailored to your needs and can be taught to youth as young as 8th grade and adults alike.
Our instructors have taught the course hundreds of times, and we would love for your group to be next. Contact us if you would like more information on hosting a QPR class.
safeTALK is a three hour training that focuses on being alert to the warning signs of a person at risk of suicide. Through words and actions, safeTALK-trained helpers can invite help to stay alive. During your training, you will:
- Notice and respond to situations where someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts or ideation
- Recognize invitations for help
- Move beyond the tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid the subject of suicide
- Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe
- Learn about community resources available to those with thoughts of suicide and how to connect them to these resources.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is an all-day training for adults who work with and/or assist young people. In YMFHA, adults learn the signs of mental health challenges in young people and how to respond effectively. 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. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
This training is excellent for parents, educators, youth group leaders, clergy, and anyone else who interacts with young people on a regular basis.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches participants skills to help a person with a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
The adult Mental Health First Aid course is 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. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.
The adult course is available in both English and Spanish. Course participants come from a variety of backgrounds and play various roles in a community.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.
Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:
- Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
- Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
- Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
- Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
- Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
CONNECT (After Suicide)
A suicide death or attempt can have devastating impacts on a community. Connect’s “Suicide Postvention” training helps service providers and community members respond in a coordinated and comprehensive way in the aftermath of a suicide or any sudden death.
Connect has developed postvention protocols for educators, emergency medical services, faith leaders, funeral directors, law enforcement, mental health/substance abuse providers, medical examiners, coroners, military, and social service providers. Highlights of Connect training include:
- Best practices on how to coordinate a comprehensive and safe response to a suicide
- Strategies for reducing the risk of contagion
- Review of the complexity of suicide-related grief, especially for different age groups
- Recommendations for funerals and memorial activities
- Suggestions of how to talk to survivors of suicide loss to promote their healing
- Best practices for safe messaging about suicide and responding to the media
- Identification of community resources to promote healing
Working Minds helps workplaces appreciate the critical need for suicide prevention while creating a forum for dialogue and critical thinking about workplace mental health challenges. The program builds a business case for suicide prevention while promoting help-seeking and help-giving. Several interactive exercises and case studies help employers and their staff apply and customize the content to their specific work culture. The training is delivered in a 2 hour version or 4 hour Pro version.
At the end of training, Working Minds participants will have:
Increased awareness of suicide prevention.
Increased capacity for dialogue and critical thinking about workplace mental health challenges.
Increased ability to promote help-seeking and help-giving in the workplace.