Opportunities to Gain Mental Health Training

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Students, faculty and staff will have the chance to attend training sessions to learn more about mental health and how to help someone in need.

QPR training is being offered to students at 3 p.m. Feb. 26 or March 18, and offered to faculty and staff at 5 p.m. Feb. 28 or March 20. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. QPR is an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons. With this training, people will be better equipped to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. Sign up is available here.

A free virtual Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 13. MHFA will teach participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Registration is required and can be found here. Several faculty and staff completed the mental health first aid training before the semester began.
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