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Most of the trainings, professional development opportunities, and community education events that we offer are completely free to people who live, work, or volunteer in Lorain County. The best ways to hear about our upcoming offerings are to:

We offer many free trainings on an ongoing basis. Request any of these trainings by contacting [email protected]:

QPR, which stands for Question Persuade Refer, teaches people to recognize suicide communications and actions, intervene safely and confidently, and connect the person in need to the right help. Short, simple training that can be offered in about an hour.

Youth Mental Health First Aid
Learn to recognize and confidently handle a young person’s mental health crisis or need. 8-hour certification course.

Adult Mental Health First Aid
You are more likely to encounter someone having a mental health crisis than encounter someone having a heart attack. Earn a professional credential in Mental Health First Aid and learn about how to react and what to do if someone is struggling. Join our e-news list for notification of our next training. 8-hour certification course.

ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Learn life-saving skills and earn a certification in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). For FREE, earn the same credential that many military officials and health workers receive. It boosts your resume and communication skills—and requires NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE. 16-hour certification course.

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training for law enforcement personnel
Learn how to deescalate an encounter with a person experiencing a mental health crisis, and get a personal perspective and insights from people who live with mental illness. Police departments can contact Holly Cundiff at [email protected] to arrange a training.


We can also tailor a presentation or training to fit your needs. Review our Request a Speaker page for more information.


In 2015, we provided 184 hours of training to 649 people, including moms, dads, grandparents, mental health providers, first responders, and others who care about mental health.