mental health training

Having the tools to identify when someone is in a crisis and knowing how to respond can truly save lives. Providing mental health education to our community also provides an opportunity to reduce stigma by presenting the facts about mental health, debunking common myths around mental health and discussing the topic of mental health in an open, honest, judgment-free way. That’s why an important part of Building Hope’s work is to provide educational around mental illness, and empower residents of Summit County with the tools to respond to mental health illness with compassion, knowledge and the proper resources. You don’t need to be a mental health professional to help someone in crisis and our trainings provide you with all the information you need to know to help someone who is struggling.

trainings we facilitate

Building Hope facilitates two evidence-based mental health trainings that are registered by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

  • QUESTION, PERSUADE, REFER (QPR) - one hour suicide prevention training
  • MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA) - eight hour training around major general mental illness, response to crisis and stigma reduction

types of trainings

We offer two different types of trainings - community trainings and workplace trainings

  • COMMUNITY TRAININGS - Building Hope offers a mental health training once a quarter that is open to the entire community. If you do not see any upcoming mental health training dates on the calendar of events, please email Ravi at and she can give you information about our upcoming trainings.
  • WORKPLACE AND EMPLOYER TRAININGS: Building Hope also offers trainings to businesses and workplaces. If you are interested in bringing one of these trainings into your workplace, please email Ravi at 

Want more detailed information about QPR and MHFA? Click HERE