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Together, we can save lives.

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 are 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 and groups may be available. For more information, please contact the MHP Training Team at

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Expert-level MHP trainers are offering free Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) trainings to our community

Together, we can save lives

Our most popular suicide prevention training, Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR), will be offered by Mental Health Partners' expert trainers. This one-hour training highlights how individuals can recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to respond and provide help.

QPR: Question, Persuade, and Refer

The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

Through QPR training you will learn to:

Recognize the warning signs of suicide
Know how to offer hope
Know how to get help and save a life

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    ​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.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.
    ​This TWO DAY 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.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. Participants must attend two consecutive days from 8:30am-4:30pm.
    ​SafeTALK is a half-day training program that teaches participants to recognize and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them with community resources trained in suicide intervention. SafeTALK stresses safety while challenging taboos that inhibit open talk about suicide.
    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.

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