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Suicide Prevention Resources

The training programs listed below are specifically related to suicide prevention and are offered through various organizations here in Iredell County. These programs are available to the public and may be requested by following the prompts.

Talk Saves Lives-Standard
Talk Saves Lives-Seniors
Talk Saves Lives-LGBTQ
Talk Saves Lives – Firearms Module
More Than Sad – Parent Education
More Than Sad – for Teachers and Other School Personnel
It's Real: College Students and Mental Health
It's Real: Teens and Mental Health
Finding Hope: Guidance for Supporting Those at Risk
Family-to-Famiy
Peer-to-Peer
Mental Health Matters
Homefront
Mental Health First Aid
QPR
Youth Mental Health First Aid
QPR
Mental Health First Aid

Talk Saves Lives – Standard

Overview
Designed as an introduction to suicide prevention. Covers the scope of this leading cause of death; what the research has found to be the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, and the strategies that prevent it. Also available in Spanish.

Audience
General public. Maximum class size of 50. Must be age 18 or older.

Length
45-60 minutes

Live
Yes.

Virtual
Yes, by request

WEBSITE

Talk Saves Lives – Seniors

Overview
Designed as an introduction to suicide prevention. Covers the scope of this leading cause of death; what the research has found to be the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, and the strategies that prevent it. Information specific to the 65+ community.

Audience
General public and seniors. Must be age 18 or older.

Length
45-60 minutes

Live
N/A

Virtual
Yes, by request

WEBSITE

Talk Saves Lives – LBGTQ

Overview
Designed as an introduction to suicide prevention. Covers the scope of this leading cause of death; what the research has found to be the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, and the strategies that prevent it. Focuses on the LGBTQ community.

Audience
General public. Maximum class size of 50. Must be age 18 or older.

Length
45-60 minutes

Live
N/A

Virtual
Yes, by request

WEBSITE

Talk Saves Lives – Firearms

Overview
Designed as an intro to suicide prevention. Covers the scope of this leading cause of as an introduction to suicide prevention. Covers the scope of this leading cause of death; what tresearch has found to be the warning signs and risk factors, and prevention strategies. Focuses on individuals who own or are around firearms.

Audience
General public. Firearms owners and businesses. Must be 18 or older.

Length
45-60 minutes

Live
Yes

Virtual
Yes, by request

WEBSITE

More Than Sad – Parent Eduction

Overview
Designed to teach parents how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate a conversation about mental health with their child, and get help.

Audience
Focuses on parents and guardians of teen youth. Maximum class of 30. Must be 18 years or older.

Length
90 minutes

Live
N/A

Virtual
Yes, by request

WEBSITE

More Than Sad – Teachers and School Personnel

Overview
Designed to teach educators to recognize signs of mental health distress in students and refer them for help. Complies with requirements for teacher education training in many states. Focuses on high school teachers and school personnel. Includes two films, a Powerpoint, an interactive activity and materials for participants.

Audience
Focuses on parents and guardians of teen youth. Maximum class of 30.

Length
120 minutes

Live
N/A

Virtual
Yes, by request

WEBSITE

It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health

Overview
Teaches how to recognize the signs of depression in themselves and others, challenges existing stigma surrounding depression, and demystifies the treatment process. Focuses on college-bound seniors and college students. Includes film that follows journey of six students who wrestled with mental health concerns, sought treatment, made their psychological well-being a top priority, and found their own new sense of balance.
Includes expert commentary and facilitator’s guide.

Audience
Maximum of 50. Must be 16 or older. College students and college-bound students. Three-month lead time.

Length
60-90 minutes

Live
Yes

Virtual
Yes, by request

WEBSITE

It’s Real: Teens and Mental Health

Overview
Provides you with general mental health information and resources. The presentation defines mental health and includes guidance on starting a conversation about mental health and engaging in self-care. The program includes Powerpoint presentation and takeaway materials.

Audience
Maximum of 50. Ages 14 or older.

Length
45 minutes

Live
N/A

Virtual
Yes, by request

WEBSITE

Finding Hope: Guidance for Supporting Those at Risk

Overview
Provides educational information to those supporting someone with lived experience. For this program, lived experience means a prior suicide attempt and/or suicidal ideation. Focuses on loved ones and supporters of those with lived experience. Includes a PPT presentation, educational videos, and takeaway resources. Mental health professional must be present during the duration of the program. Three-month lead time required.

Audience
Maximum of 30. Must be 18 or older. *Requires preapproval from national AFSP office.

Length
60 minutes

Live
Yes

Virtual
Yes, by request

WEBSITE

Family-To-Family

Overview
This 12-week educational class is designed for those with family members or other loved ones who have a history of mental illness. Participants will gain a better undertanding of mental illness and how to communicate with your loved one, his or her psychiatrist, and other family members. You will learn what questions to ask the psychiatrist and how to build a stronger relationship with your loved one.

Audience
For those who have a family member or other loved ones with a history of mental illness. For Mooresville/Iredell, Statesville, Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson. Presented one day per week for 12 weeks

Length
60 minutes per session

On Demand
Link

Live
Yes

Virtual
Yes, by request

WEBSITE

Peer-To-Peer

Overview
This 10-week educational program is designed for adultrs with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. It is taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential and, as always, NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach.

Audience
For Mooresville/Iredell, Statesville, Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson. Presented one day per week for 10 weeks.

Length
60 minutes per session

On Demand
Link

Live
N/A

Virtual
Yes, by request

WEBSITE

Mental Health Matters

Overview
This program covers Mental Health Diagnosis, Symptoms of Mental Health, Healthy Communication, Wellness and Recovery, Suicide Prevention

Length
60 minutes

On Demand
Link

Live
N/A

Virtual
Yes, by request

WEBSITE

Homefront

Overview
This six-session educational program is open to adult loved ones of military Service Members or Veterans experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. It is taught by trained family members of Service Members and Veterans living with mental health condition. Includes presentation, interactive experiences and group discussion.

Length
60 minutes per session

WEBSITE

Mental Health First Aid

Overview
This course teaches you how to give initial aid to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem, or experiencing a crisis and helps you provide an intervention to get someone the care they need. The eight-hour course teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to the signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

Audience
Offered in groups & organizations in Surry, Yadkin, Iredell, Davie, Forsythe, Stanley, Union, Catawba, Burke, Lincoln, Cleveland, Gaston, and Rutherford Counties. No maximum per class.

Length
8 Hour Session

WEBSITE

Suicide Prevention QPR

Overview
Teaches 3 necessary steps to prevent suicide: recognize the warning signs, know how to offer hope, know how to refer help and save a life.

Audience
Offered to groups and organizations in 8-county service area (above). Maximum 10 per class.

Length
2 Hour Session

WEBSITE

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Overview
Teaches parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12 – 18) who is in crisis or is experiencing a challenge with mental health or addiction.

Audience
Primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.

Length
8 Hour Session

WEBSITE

QPR

Overview
Teaches how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal, how to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide, the common causes of suicidal behavior, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help for someone in crisis

Audience
According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

Length
8 Hour Session

WEBSITE

Mental Health First Aid

Overview
Teaches risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse, how to interact with a person in crisis and connect them with help, how to interact with a person in crisis and connect them with help, and how to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose.

Audience
Any adult who desires the knowledge and skills to support another adult struggling with mental health challenges. This course is also beneficial to groups including employers and business leaders, law enforcement, hospital staff, first responders, and faith leaders. MHA offers public safety, older adult, youth and veteran adapted courses.

Length
8 Hour Session

WEBSITE