QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer

Length: 90 minutes

Format: Face-to-Face

Cost: Varies

Audience: Anyone

QPR is an introductory training for anyone wanting to learn how to help a person at risk of suicide. Learn how to identify the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond.

You can also check out the online QPR course.

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Length: 2 days

Format: Face-to-Face

Cost: Free

Audience: Anyone

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop that teaches you how to recognize someone who may be at risk for suicide, how to intervene and promote safety and how to identify appropriate supports to help keep the person safe. This course is designed as an in-depth training for suicide prevention.

Mental Health First Aid

Length: 8 hours

Format: Face-to-Face

Cost: Free

Audience: Anyone

This training will give you tools to help people with mental health challenges get the help they need. You will learn about the impact of mental illness in the U.S., warning signs for anxiety, psychosis, depression and addiction and a five-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect to professional care.

Kognito Peer-to-Peer Training

Length: 30 minutes

Format: Online

Cost: Free

Audience: Students

This interactive role-play simulation will prepare you to lead real-life conversations with fellow students in distress and connect them with support.

To access the simulation

  1. Go to https://kognitocampus.com
  2. Create an account
  3. Use the enrollment key wouarus

CALM – Counseling On Access To Lethal Means

Length: 2 hours

Format: Online

Cost: Free

Audience: Educators

CALM teaches you strategies for helping clients at risk of suicide and their families reduce access to lethal means, particularly (but not exclusively) firearms.

Classes from the Jason Foundation

Length: 1 – 2 hours

Format: Online

Cost: Free

Audience: Educators

These training modules provide an introduction to the national health issue of youth suicide. You’ll learn about warning signs and risk factors and how respond to at-risk individuals.

If you or someone you know may be in immediate danger because of suicidal thoughts, call 911 or campus public safety at (503) 838-9000.

If you are not in immediate danger, but need someone to talk to, please use one of the national suicide prevention lines.


Text HOME to 741-741

If you want to talk to someone in person, you can go to one of the following drop-in clinics. Individuals in crisis are seen immediately.

Student Health & Counseling Center

Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

(503) 838-8396

345 Monmouth Ave N. Monmouth

(across from the library)

Psychiatric Crisis Center

Open 24/7

1 (888) 232-7192

1118 Oak St SE. Salem

Polk County Behavioral Health

Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

(503) 623-9289

1310 Main St E. Monmouth

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