Grassroots is offering a series of training courses FREE to people who live or work in Howard County.
Registration is currently open for some of these session dates. Register now.
Below are all available trainings and dates this summer and fall:
Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR): In this two-hour training, you will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a person in a suicide crisis (“question”), suggest that the person seek support (“persuade”) and connect the person to local resources (“refer”). Anyone can take this simple course and learn how to refer someone in a suicide crisis for help. Cost: Free to people who live or work in Howard County; $10 for others
Mental Health First Aid: Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In this eight-hour course, you will learn how to apply a five-step action plan to situations such as helping someone through a panic attack, engaging with someone who may be suicidal or assisting an individual who has overdosed. Cost: Free to people who live or work in Howard County; $69 for others
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST): This two-day workshop will teach you how to recognize the warning signs of someone who may be contemplating suicide and actively work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Over a million people around the world have participated in this award-winning program, including many health care providers. Most people thinking about suicide don’t actually want to die, but need help deciding to stay alive. You don’t need any prior training to attend ASIST–just a willingness to make a difference. Cost: Free to people who live or work in Howard County; $129 for others
Registration is currently open for the June 2 Mental Health First Aid session and June 23-24 ASIST training. For questions about any of the trainings or to express interest in future dates, please email Amanda Ganoe at firstname.lastname@example.org.