Become a Facilitator

What is a facilitator?

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.

What experience or knowledge does it take to become a facilitator?

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.

What is required once I am a certified facilitator?

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.


Facilitator Application

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Important Hotline Numbers

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

Veterans text


Oregon Youthline


Teens Text

TEEN2TEEN to 839-863