Free, Virtual Suicide Prevention Training

(All times listed below are Central Time Zone)

Virtual Adult MHFA Courses

Mental Health First Aid® for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary.

November 5 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-first-aid-missouri-virtual-course-registration-171449248317

November 8 (9:00 am – 2:30 pm): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163420742841

November 18 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-first-aid-missouri-virtual-course-registration-189820627607

November 18 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm): https://extension.missouri.edu/events/mental-health-first-aid-for-adults-online

November 19 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm):  https://extension.missouri.edu/events/mental-health-first-aid-for-adults-online

December 3 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-first-aid-missouri-virtual-course-registration-189828691727

December 12 (8:00 am – 1:30 pm):  https://mhfa-mo-12-12.attendease.com/

Virtual Youth MHFA Courses

Youth Mental Health First Aid® is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other care 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.

November 4 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-mental-health-first-aid-missouri-virtual-course-registration-189853766727

November 14 (8:00 am – 12:30 pm): https://ymhfa-mo-11-14.attendease.com/

November 19 (8:00 am – 1:00 pm): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-mental-health-first-aid-missouri-virtual-course-registration-189816334767

December 3 ( 8:00 am – 1:00 pm): https://prevented.org/event/youth-mental-health-first-aid-training-6/

Talk Saves Lives

Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe.
**A Zoom link will be sent 1-2 days prior to the presentation date.**

Tue, November 9 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm): https://afspnd.attendease.com/

Wed, November 10 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm): https://ritslseries.attendease.com/

Wed, November 17 (11:00 am – noon):  https://latslnov172021.attendease.com/

Wed, December 8 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm): https://ritslseries.attendease.com/

Wed, December 15 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm):  https://ncactsl12152021.attendease.com/

Wed, December 29 (7:30 pm – 9:00 pm):  https://tsl1228.attendease.com/

Talk Saves Lives (English with Live Spanish Translation)

Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe.

All presentations will be presented in English with Live Spanish translation.

**A link to join the presentation will be sent 1-2 days prior to the presentation date.**

Wed, November 17 (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm):   https://tslmarincounty.attendease.com/

Wed, December 15 (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm):   https://tslmarincounty.attendease.com/

Talk Saves Lives: Suicide Prevention and Firearm Safety

An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.
**A Zoom link will be sent 1 to 2 days prior to the event.**

Wed, November 10 (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm): https://tslfirearm-mo-11-10-21.attendease.com/

Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Seniors

This community-based presentation that covers what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide in older adults, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.

Sun, November 14 (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm):  https://ncactsl11142021.attendease.com/ 

Mon, November 23 (7:30 pm – 9:00 pm):  https://seniors.attendease.com/

Question - Persuade - Refer (QPR) Training

QPR training will address topics that can sometimes be difficult, including mental health problems and suicide; for some, these topics can trigger emotional distress. In order to support all participants during this virtual training event, we want you to be aware of the following:
- Prior to the event, please ensure you have reliable internet connectivity and computer audio/video.
- We encourage you to secure a confidential and quiet space to engage in this training.
- It is important that we are able to be in contact with all participants throughout the training. All participants will be required to have their computer video camera "on". This is a QPR requirement.

Wed, November 17 (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm): https://pcmh.org/training-registration/

It's Real: College Students & Mental Health

It's Real conveys that depression and other mental health conditions are real illnesses that can be managed through specific treatments and interventions. It encourages students to be mindful of the state of their mental health, to acknowledge and recognize when they are struggling, and to take steps to seek help.

Tues, November 16 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm):  https://ncacitsreal11162021.attendease.com/

It's Real: Teens and Mental Health

It's Real: Teens and Mental Health provides youth with general mental health information and resources. The presentation defines mental health and includes guidance on starting a conversation about mental health and engaging in self-care. The program includes a PowerPoint presentation and script prepared by experts, and a resource list for participants. We recommend allowing a maximum of 50 participants per session, and all participants must be 14 or older to attend.

The goal of the presentation is to provide:

  • General mental health information and resources to youth
  • Information on how to notice signs of deterioration in mental health
  • Tips and strategies on how to start a caring conversation about mental health
  • Information on how to engage in methods of self-care

Tues, November 2 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm):  https://its-real-teens-crny.attendease.com/

Thurs, November 4 (11:00 am – noon):  https://its-real-teens-crny.attendease.com/

Mon, November 8 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm):  https://its-real-teens-crny.attendease.com/

Wed, November 10 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm):  https://its-real-teens-crny.attendease.com/

Sat, November 13 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm):  https://nctogetheritsreal4teens.attendease.com/

Tues, December 7 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm): https://ncacitsrealteens12072021.attendease.com/

Wed, December 8 (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm): https://itsrealteens-mo-12-8-21.attendease.com/

Thurs, December 9 (7:00 pm – 8:00 pm):  https://itsreal129.attendease.com/

More Than Sad for Parents: Teen Depression

More Than Sad for Parents program teaches parents how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate a conversation about mental health with their child, and get help.
This program is appropriate for general audiences and for participants age 18+.

Thurs, December 9 (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm): https://ccps-virginia-mts-12-9-21.attendease.com/

Sun, December 12 (5:00 pm – 6:00 pm):  https://ncacmts12122021.attendease.com/

More Than Sad: Parent Education

More Than Sad for Parents program teaches parents how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate a conversation about mental health with their child, and get help.
A Zoom link will be emailed to you 1-2 days before the event. You must register to receive the Zoom link.
This program is appropriate for general audiences and for participants age 18+.

Thurs, December 2 (noon – 1:00 pm):  https://mtsparents122.attendease.com/

Introduction to Supporting Those at Risk

When someone in your life attempts suicide or experiences suicidal thoughts, it can be difficult to know how to best support them in their recovery. "Introduction to Supporting Those at Risk" is designed to provide you with information and resources on how to support someone in your life with lived experience. In the context of this presentation, the term "lived experience" refers to someone's experience with suicidal thoughts and/or a past suicide attempt.
Suggested Participants:

  • Those who have supported or are supporting a loved one who has struggled or attempted suicide
  • Those interested in learning more, because anyone may need to support someone at some point in time

*Note: Registration is required and participants must be at least 18 years or older to attend.

Tues, November 2 (11:30 am – 12:30 pm): https://afspnd.attendease.com/

Tues, November 9 (11:30 am – 12:30 pm):  https://ncacstar11092021.attendease.com/

Sat, November 13 (2:30 am – 3:30 pm):  https://nctogetheritstar.attendease.com/