Suicide Prevention Trainings

Yamhill County Public Health offers a variety of Suicide Prevention Trainings, that aim to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to assist a person in crisis. Each of these trainings are available to anyone in Yamhill County at no cost. A background in behavioral/mental health is not necessary to be trained in suicide prevention. These trainings also help satisfy one of the requirements to becoming a Mental Health Safe Zone.

See our available trainings on this page, or check out the Community Suicide Prevention Trainings Brochure (PDF).

To request a training for your organization, please contact the Suicide Prevention Coordinator at 971-312-2981.

The Connect Suicide Program

ConnectThe Connect Suicide Program is a nationally recognized model for suicide prevention that uses a stepwise response model in the event of a suicide within an organization, community, workplace, school, etc. Known as 'postvention', these efforts focus on healing and subsequent suicide prevention. This training allows for scalability based on audience needs.

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Language: English
  • Focus: Suicide Postvention


QPRQPR is a nationally recognized training that teaches participants to use the 3-step 'Question, Persuade, and Refer' framework to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to offer hope to a person in crisis, and help save a life from suicide.

  • Duration: 1 to 1.5 Hours
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Focus: Suicide Crisis Intervention

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First AidMental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a nationally renowned program that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to early signs of mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and mental health crisis. While the program competencies are broad in scope, they can also be tailored to specific populations such as youth, adults, and older adults.

  • Duration: 1 session (8 hours) or 2 sessions (4 hours each day)
  • Modules: Adult, Youth, Veteran, Older Adult
  • Language: English
  • Focus: Mental Illness, Suicide, Substance Use Disorder