Be 1 of 4098

Thank You for Helping Us Reach Our Goal in the “Be 1 of 4098” suicide prevention campaign!

Our expert trainers have been honored to be invited into lives of so many people to deliver the message of suicide prevention and share easy-to-understand, and relatable, suicide prevention training, resources and tips. This campaign, launched in the fall of 2018, set the goal of training 4,098 people, which equals 6 people for every 1 person who died by suicide between 2006-2016 in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. As of January 2021, we reached this goal!

We are deeply grateful to the many community members who supported the campaign by spreading the word, attending, or referring others to the trainings, as well as donating to their annual Boulder Skyline Traverse Challenge and 2019 Community Breakfast – two fundraisers where all dollars raised support this effort. As of January 1, 2021, gifts for the Be 1 of 4098 Suicide Prevention Education campaign topped $95,000! MHP is especially thankful to former MHP Interim CEO, Hans Wiik, whose commitment to the important cause of suicide prevention led to the vision and implementation of this campaign.

The hope of the campaign was to create a community of support around those who experience suicidal ideation, prevent future suicides by educating individuals on how to recognize when someone is reaching out for help, and how to effectively respond. Please read through this page to learn more about how you can continue to: “Be Empowered. Be Engaged. Be A Part of the Community Working to Prevent Suicide.”

Pledge to be part of “1,000 More!”
While reaching the goal in the “Be 1 of 4098” campaign is an important milestone, there is still more to do in ensuring a suicide-safer community. Federal surveys show that 75% of youth are now struggling with anxiety, depressive disorders, or elevated levels of stress, which has been linked to increased suicidal ideation. To meet this need, MHP is continuing the important work by launching phase two of the campaign – ‘1,000 more!’

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Together We Can Save Lives

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, this training is now being offered virtually.

Suicide prevention trainings empower communities by providing valuable information that is easy-to-understand and convenient to access. Please see below for a brief description of our four expert-led trainings that are available to individuals or groups. We areis also able to design custom trainings to engage participants of all ages and backgrounds to fit the needs of companies or community groups. Scholarships for individuals may be available. For more information, please contact the MHP Training Team at trainings@mhpcolorado.org.

The following trainings will take place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic (unless stated otherwise).

By completing MHP’s Training Registration form, you are requesting to be enrolled in a training. Please note your registration request is not finalized until you receive a confirmation email.

Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Length of Course: 1.5-Hour | Cost: $10

This concise, but informative, course teaches individuals to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crises and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, this training is now being offered virtually.

Normal Responses to Abnormal Circumstances ($25 per person – scholarships available)

Individuals affected by a disaster or traumatic incident, whether survivors, witnesses, or responders to such events, may struggle with or face new challenges following the event.  In this course participants will have an opportunity to explore the  common, and normal mental health and physical responses that can develop from prolonged exposure to a traumatic event with a specific focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  After exploring the signs and symptoms of these common reactions, participants will develop an individualized care plan to enhance their long-term adaptive functioning and coping.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Length of Course: 1 Day (8 hours) | Cost: $35

Similar to how a person learns “first aid” to help those in a medical crisis, this course is designed to teach individuals how to assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, this training is now being offered virtually.

Youth Mental Health First Aid ($35 per person – scholarships available)

This course is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. 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

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, this training is now being offered virtually.