Mental Health Promotion

Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention Trainings/Events

| August 28, 2016

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The Mind Your Mind: Advancing Mental Wellness Conference was held November 2-3, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon.  Conference proceedings now posted at

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Eight-hour training to help the public identify, understand and respond to signs of various mental health prmhfaoblems; 12 Human Resource Management credits

In this course, you will learn:

      • The potential warning signs and risk factors for a range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use, and self-injury
      • A 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect to professional care
      • Resources available to help someone with a mental health problem

 Upcoming Trainings:

December 9th Adult MHFA 8:30-5:30, The Healing Matrix Cottage Grove 632 E. Main St., Cottage Grove

January 20th Youth MHFA 8:30-5:30, The Trauma Healing Project 2222 Coburg Rd., #300 Eugene


qprQPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) for Suicide Prevention

Basic information about suicide and how to help.  Two hours.

QPR covers:

      • Common myths and facts about suicide
      • Warning signs & risk factors of suicide
      • Tips for asking the suicide question
      • How to persuade suicidal individuals to get help
      • Ways of referring at-risk people to resources

Upcoming Trainings: to be scheduled–check back!

If you are interested in bringing a QPR training to your worksite, program or organization, please contact Sandy Moses at [email protected]  Note: a small fee ($5/person) will be charged to provide a tailored training to your group.

Other Events

NAMI Lane County Community Forum…

SUICIDE PREVENTION – How We Can All Help, Wednesday, January 11, 2017

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Lane County Behavioral Health Services, Rm. 198, 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Eugene

This workshop will provide statistics, risk factors and warning signs; tips on how to communicate with someone who is contemplating suicide; how to communicate with police and hospitals.  Participants include representatives from:

  • Lane County Suicide Prevention Program
  • Whitebird Clinic
  • Vet Center

For Further Information:
Call NAMI Lane County Resource Center (541) 343-7688


Upcoming trainings/events will be posted here once they are scheduled.   

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Category: Meetings/Trainings/Events, Mental Health, Suicide, Trainings, Young Adults - Mental Health

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