Mental Health Training
For Yourself, Your Workplace, Your Community
QUESTION PERSUADE REFER (QPR)
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. You do not need to be a mental health professional to save a life. You can help, and this training will teach you how. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.
As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:
- Recognize the warning signs of suicide
- Know how to offer hope
- Know how to get help and save a life
PRO: QPR training lasts an hour and is easy for employers to implement.
PRO: This 2-hour training gives participants the skills and tools to appreciate the critical need for suicide prevention while creating a forum for dialogue and critical thinking about workplace mental health challenges, and by promoting help-seeking and help-giving.
IT’S REAL: TEENS AND MENTAL HEALTH
TALK SAVES LIVES
STRESS MANAGEMENT AND RESILIENCY TRAINING (SMART) MODEL DEVELOPED BY DR. SOOD.
The course is an integration of neuroscience, positive psychology, mindfulness, and resilience. The goal is not to eliminate stress, which isn’t feasible, but to harness our challenges, so they become growth opportunities—for ourselves and others. The course is designed to help you learn about the human neural vulnerabilities and leverage that knowledge to build a resilient brain.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA)
Mental Health First Aid is an international evidence-based training program that teaches individuals to identify, understand and respond to those in mental health and substance abuse crises.
MHFA encompasses two curricula: a core program tailored for adults called Adult Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid, a training program for adults that work with youth.
Each are available as interactive 8-hours courses and can be conducted as a one-day seminar or across multiple days to accommodate tight schedules.
Here’s what you can expect to learn at the training:
- What are common mental health disorders? What do they look and feel like?
- Typical vs. Atypical youth development (Youth MHFA)
- Signs and symptoms of mental health and substance abuse emergencies
- A five-step action plan to connect people in crisis to support systems
- Myth busting and fact sharing about mental health and emotional challenges
- Non-judgmental communication and listening skills
- Local, state, and national behavioral health resources
- The aims of Mental Health First Aid are to:
- Reduce stigma
- Create a common language around mental health
- Preserve life when a person may be a danger to self or others
- Help others identify, prevent or intervene early when mental health challenges occur
- Promote and enhance recovery
PRO: Mental Health First Aid is the most informative and comprehensive training around all aspects of mental health. It provides an introduction and general knowledge base for many mental health issues, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance misuse and abuse. In addition to general information about common mental health disorders, the training provides a five-step action plan for crisis situations. Attendees participate in activities to practice and rehearse the evidence-based Crisis Response. Attendees utilize role play to garner skills and confidence to employ techniques comfortably and effectively. Employers can break up training (1 eight hour session; 2 four hour sessions; 4 two hour sessions).
CON: Possibly difficult for employers to implement because of length of training.
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BUILDING HOPE CANNOT SUPPORT CRISIS CALLS. IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS, PLEASE CALL 911 AND ASK FOR SMART TEAM ASSISTANCE. OR FOR NON-EMERGENT NEEDS CALL COLORADO CRISIS SERVICES AT 844-493-8255 OR Text “TALK” to 38255.
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