Suicide Prevention Training Facilitators lead participants through an evidence based curriculum that gives them the tools to intervene when someone is experiencing thoughts of suicide.
The Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition uses two evidence based programs that provide training for facilitators. In order to become a facilitator for Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR), an 8 hour self study course and exam must be completed for certification. For ASIST, potential facilitators are sent to a 5 day intensive training prior to certification.
Becoming a Suicide Prevention Training Facilitator does not require a mental health background. Facilitators should be comfortable speaking to large groups of people about a sensitive topic, and prepared to answer tough questions.
Because these programs are funded through grants, The Mid-Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition asks that facilitators complete a minimum number of trainings each year. These requirements will be discussed at the time of selection.
Polk County Crisis Line
Psychiatric Crisis Center
Northwest Human Services
(503) 581-5535 or 1-800-560-5535
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
National Veteran Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-8255 Press 1
TEEN2TEEN to 839-863