In response to COVID-19, Lines for Life has temporarily suspended in-person trainings.
If you are interested in one of the training offerings below, please complete this Training & Course Offerings Interest Form. We look forward to resuming training as soon as possible.
QPR is an evidence-based suicide prevention curriculum that teaches individuals to recognize someone at risk, intervene with confidence and competence and refer them to the appropriate source to receive the help they need.
Read more about getting virtual training in QPR and our statewide QPR network.
Length: 16 hours over 2 days
Intended for: Providers, Educators, Call Counselors, Community Members
Credit: 12.0 NASW CEs for Social Workers, LPCs; alcohol-and-drug-prevention-and-treatment providers receive MHACBO credit.
This two-day intensive, interactive workshop provides participants with the skills to assist in suicide intervention. The class is composed of lectures, small group discussions, and interactive exercises. ASIST also includes demonstrations and role-playing of common suicide intervention situations, allowing participants to practice their newly learned suicide intervention skills in a supportive environment.
The techniques and skills you’ll gain through ASIST transcend cultural and international barriers. With over one million participants worldwide, graduates feel ready and confident to help others after completing ASIST training
Upon completion of the highly interactive workshop, participants will be prepared to:
• recognize invitations for help
• reach out and offer support
• assess risk of suicide
• apply evidence-based suicide intervention model
• link people with community resources
Length: 3.5 hours
Intended for: Community Members
Learn how to identify people that are having thoughts of suicide, confirm that thoughts of suicide are present, and connect the person to resources. The safeTALK program aims to make the community safer by equipping the public with the techniques and skills each person needs to reduce the risks of suicide.
Participants learn how to activate a suicide alert, and help a person having suicidal thoughts. The class includes group discussions, videotaped simulations, and role playing
After training, participants become “suicide alert helpers” and have the training to:
• reduce their tendency to miss, dismiss, or avoid suicide
• identify people who have suicidal thoughts
• apply the TALK steps to connect those with suicidal thoughts to intervention resources
Length: 8 hours
Intended for: Providers, Educators, Community Members
Credit: Approved for credit through NASW, MHACBO, and AMH
This interactive eight-hour community education program teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to indicators of mental illness and substance abuse. Mental Health First Aid participants will challenge conventional stereotypes regarding mental illness, reframing myths into positive action and compassionate understanding.
This Mental Health First Aid course simulates a variety of different mental health crises an individual may encounter. Through sample role-play scenarios and interactive dialogue, participants will learn how to approach and support someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
Specifically, trainees learn, practice, and implement a five-step action plan called ALGEE:
• Assess for risk of suicide or harm
• Listen non-judgmentally
• Give reassurance and information
• Encourage appropriate professional help
• Encourage self-help and other support strategies
After training, participants have reported:
• greater confidence in offering help to others
• reduction in stigmatization attitudes
• improved personal mental health
Length: 8 hours
Intended for: Youth-serving Adults, Parents, Educators, Community Members
Learn how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is struggling with their mental health or substance use. Youth Mental Health First Aid incorporates the tenets of the Mental Health First Aid training into a course focused on helping youth navigate through mental health crises, bullying, and substance use.
The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan (ALGEE) to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders
Upon completion of the training, participants in the program will be able to:
• assess for the risk of suicide or self-harm
• provide immediate support to youth in crisis
• develop crucial non-judgmental listening skills
• encourage youth to seek appropriate professional resources
• assist youth in helping themselves by choosing life, health, and wellness