Mental Health Training

QPR – 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 Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.

Psychological First Aid – This is an 8 hour interactive course that puts the participant in the role of a provider in a post-disaster scene. This course is for individuals new to disaster response who want to learn the core goals of PFA, as well as for seasoned practitioners who want a review. It features innovative activities, video demonstrations, and mentor tips from the nation’s trauma experts and survivors.

WHAM – Whole Health Action Management – this program is designed for peers by peers. This program is considered peer support training. The primary goal of this program is to teach skills to better self-manage chronic physical health conditions, and mental illnesses and addictions – known as “behavioral health”  – to achieve whole health. The context of this training is defined as having a healthy mind and body.

Coping Skills for Classroom – Many students today struggle with how to handle situations that are new and different from their own personal “normal” these skills are taught as a way for a student to individually recognize their body’s natural response to situations and how to use their strengths to find a productive and positive way to handle both positive and negative situations.

Trauma and Stress Recovery – Trauma, including one-time, multiple, or long-lasting repetitive events, affects everyone differently. We consider common responses and emphasize that traumatic stress reactions are normal reactions to abnormal circumstances. We work to frame re-experiencing the events in a way that allows clients to understand their physical symptoms as physiological reactions to extreme stress, and communicate that treatment and other wellness activities can improve both psychological and physiological symptoms. It is our goal to help build a team of people who can help normalize trauma symptoms for each individual and support our clients with a message of hope and that they are not alone or at fault. Finally, we want them to see that recovery is possible and anticipated!