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Sign up now! Special trainings are available for members of the community to learn how to recognize the signs and respond to someone who may be considering suicide, experiencing a mental health challenge or developing a substance use problem. Learn more about each of the trainings and how you can Get Involved and Help Others today.

safeTALK
safeTALK is a three-hour training that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. People who participate in this training will be able to identify people who have thoughts of suicide and move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide. They will be able to apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe) to connect a person with thoughts of suicide to a suicide first aid intervention caregiver. 
Who: Anyone who might want to help; minimum age 15 years old
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free

For upcoming training dates, registration forms, or more information, please email PEI@ruhealth.org or call (951)955-3448

ASIST
ASIST is a two-day, interactive workshop that prepares participants to provide suicide first aid interventions. ASIST caregivers complete the process that safeTALK helpers start, providing life-saving suicide first aid interventions. The workshop teaches the Suicide Intervention Model, a practical guide to doing suicide interventions. By participating in this training, people will be able to identity those who have thoughts of suicide as well as review the current risk and develop a plan to increase safety from suicidal behavior. 
Who: Anyone who wants to help further; minimum age 16 years old
Where: Various locations 
Cost: Free

For upcoming training dates, registration forms, or more information, please email PEI@ruhealth.org or call (951)955-3448

Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth MHFA is an 8-hour training that introduces participants to unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.
Who: Anyone 18 years old and older who has regular contact with young people ages 12-18. Teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders, support staff, and community partners. 
Where: Various locations or prearranged at your location
Cost: Free

For upcoming training dates, registration forms, or more information, please email PEI@ruhealth.org or call (951)955-3448

Mental Health First Aid USA
Adult MHFA is an 8-hour training that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. Course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis. Participants will be able to interact with a person in crisis and connect them with help. 
Who: Anyone who wants to learn how to help an individual who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. Minimum age is 18 years old.
Where: Various locations or prearranged at your location
Cost: Free

For upcoming training dates, registration forms, or more information, please email PEI@ruhealth.org or call (951)955-3448

Building Resiliency and Understanding Trauma
Building Resiliency and Understanding Trauma is a 2-hour presentation that focuses on understanding and defining trauma and different trauma types; Impact of trauma on the brain; Child Traumatic Stress (CTS); Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience (ACE|R); Resiliency and being trauma-informed. Available in English and Spanish. Register here.
Who: Anyone 15 and older who lives and/or works in Riverside County
Where: Zoom Virtual Training
Cost: Free

Mental Health 101
Mental Health 101 is a 1.5-hour presentation that focuses on understanding mental health; Understanding mental health vs. mental illness; Mental health spectrum; Stigma reduction; Risk and protective factors; Available resources. Available in English and Spanish. Register here.
Who: Anyone 15 and older who lives and/or works in Riverside County
Where: Zoom Virtual Training
Cost: Free

Self Care and Wellness
Self Care and Wellness is a 2-hour presentation focused on understanding how stress affects you (psychological, spiritual, interpersonal and physical impacts); Strategies to help you manage stress and build resiliency; Practicing the different strategies through guided virtual activities; Available resources and how to connect. Available in English and Spanish. Register here.
Who: Anyone 15 and older who lives and/or works in Riverside County
Where: Zoom Virtual Training
Cost: Free

Know the Signs
Know the Signs is a 2-hour presentation focused on understanding how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources. Available in English and Spanish. Register here.
Who: Anyone 15 and older who lives and/or works in Riverside County
Where: Zoom Virtual Training
Cost: Free

Stand Against Stigma
The program is designed to reduce the effects of stigma surrounding mental health challenges in our community through the sharing of experience, strength, and hope. Stand Up Against Stigma provides a platform for speakers with lived experience of mental health and or substance use challenges to create mutuality through personal stories of hope and recovery. 

During a 60-minute presentation our speakers will share about their journey in coming to learn about their own mental illness, what it looked like for them, and how they recovered.  Presenters will provide community resources to enhance the public knowledge of how to navigate services through the mental health system and obtain appropriate support. The presentation will conclude with time for questions and answers. Register here.
Who: Anyone who lives and/or works in Riverside County
Where: Presentations are provided in person or virtually throughout Riverside County
Cost: Free

 

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