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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