Trainings

Help us reach our goal of training 4,098 individuals in suicide prevention by December 2019

We can prevent future suicides

by educating individuals on how to recognize the warning signs of someone contemplating suicide and how to effectively respond and intervene.

In the decade between 2006 and 2016, 683 people completed suicide in Boulder and Broomfield Counties.

Why 4,098?

If MHP trains 683 individuals per quarter – the same number of individuals who completed suicide between 2006-2016 – for 6 quarters (starting September 2018), 4098 total individuals will be trained by December 2019.

683

suicides between 2006-2016

6 quarters

starting September 2018 to December 2019

4098

total individuals to be trained

Four expert-led suicide prevention trainings are available!

Sign up for a training by emailing mhplearns@mhpcolorado.org or filling out the form below.

Training Registration

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Be Empowered. Be Engaged. Be 1 of 4098.

Suicide prevention trainings empower communities by providing valuable information that is easy-to-understand and convenient to access. MHP is 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 mhplearns@mhpcolorado.org.

Please read about our featured trainings to determine which option is best for you or your group!

Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Length of Course: 1-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.

SafeTALK Length of Course: 4 Hours | Cost: $25

Individuals learn valuable intervention resources and tools to identify and avert suicide risks.

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.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Length of Course: 2 Days (16 hours) | Cost: $220

This interactive workshop teaches participants to recognize when someone may be having thoughts of suicide and works with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.

Ongoing Trainings

More information about MHP's community education

Mental Health Partners (MHP) is home to some of the leading experts in the fields of mental health and substance use care and treatment. As part of our mission to give back to the community, empower individuals to make a difference and contribute to the general knowledge on key topics, we are proud to offer various trainings, opportunities to speak to community groups and other educational.  

Please see below for a description of various trainings offered throughout the year. Note that some courses are only available to MHP staff so public registration will not be accepted. For training inquiries please contact the Training Team at mhplearns@mhpcolorado.org.

Registration for these courses is now open!

  • 1 Standard Motivational Interviewing (MHP Staff Only)

    Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence.

  • 2 Advanced Motivational Interviewing (MHP Staff Only)

    Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence.

  • 3 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – ASIST (MHP Staff and Public)

    ASIST is a two-day workshop designed for members of all caregiving groups. The emphasis is on teaching suicide first-aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed. Participants learn to use a suicide intervention model to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, seek a shared understanding of reasons for dying and living, develop a safe plan based upon a review of risk, be prepared to do follow-up, and become involved in suicide-safer community networks.

  • 4 IT Training – Utilizing various software and hardware at the Ryan Wellness Center (MHP Staff Only)

    A variety of IT basics and AV utilization trainings provided for any MHP staff, on site at the Ryan Wellness Center.

  • 1 Emergency Plan Training (MHP Staff Only)

    Site specific emergency response training.

  • 2 CPR/First Aid Training (MHP Staff Only)

    Various CPR and First Aid certification courses offered by the Red Cross and provided on site at the Ryan Wellness Center.

  • 3 Secondary Trauma (MHP Staff Only)

    Education for MHP employees to better understand and manage secondary trauma.

  • 4 Trauma Informed Supervision (MHP Staff Only)

    Leading and managing with a trauma informed lens.

  • 5 Supporting Transgender Clients (MHP Staff only)

    Learn the skills and knowledge to support transgender clients navigate MHP with dignity.

  • 6 Mental Health First Aid – MHFA (MHP Staff and Public)

    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking, internationally recognized evidence-based training program committed to empowering individuals to identify, understand and respond to those in mental health and substance abuse crises.

Training Registration

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