We offer suicide prevention and intervention training for those working with at-risk populations, and for all members of the community. Classes are held at County of Humboldt facilities, as well as on-site with groups and organizations.
Question-Persuade-Refer training is ideal for anyone who is a gatekeeper for those at-risk of suicide. QPR is designed to increase one’s ability to recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and to refer the person who is at-risk to a professional resource. Classes range from one-hour to all day, and are free of charge. QPR is a dynamic curriculum that can be adapted to meet the unique needs of any group or organization.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is a 14-hour course which provides similar training to QPR, but goes more in-depth and provides skills training in suicide intervention. This course is ideal for caregivers who have a greater likelihood of encountering a person at-risk for suicide (counselors, clergy, law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical services, etc.) There is a fee for this course. Please call for cost.
Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course that empowers participants to provide initial help to people experiencing mental health related problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and addiction. Participants will learn how to recognize the risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, and strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non- crisis situations. There is no charge for this training.