The Many Shapes of Anxiety

This one-hour workshop will provide psychoeducation on the causes of anxiety, addressing the very real fears today’s teens are facing and the ways those fears can begin to grow out of control. We will take into account environmental concerns such as global warming, school shootings, radicalizing politics, and academic pressures, as well as the impact of intergenerational trauma. Participants will be given opportunities to share strategies for managing anxiety that have worked for them, as well as the barriers they find when trying to live the life they choose alongside their anxiety. This workshop can be delivered virtually or in-person.

Reboot: Supporting Yourself and Colleagues (Virtual)

Burnout now dominates cultural conversations around school and work. Students and workers alike share that they feel like they are expected to uphold pre-pandemic standards, while feeling disengaged from life and managing chronic mental health issues. In this workshop, explore aspects of yourself in relationship to school or work. The more you know about yourself, the better equipped you will be to face the world from a position of understanding and realism–ready to improve in some areas and to shine in others, while practicing self-compassion. In this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Recognize signs of chronic fatigue, burnout, and compassion fatigue
  • Identify specific action items (skills, techniques) necessary to promote resilience
  • Build skills in compassionate communication
  • Develop an individualized self-care plan
  • Become more familiar with resources that can help improve wellness

Navigating Suicidal Conversations with Teens and Young Adults (Virtual)

A workshop to help navigate conversations about suicide with teens and young adults. Learn how to identify warning signs, how to approach these conversations, and understand misconceptions and risk factors around suicide and depression. In this one-hour workshop attendees will have the opportunity to practice skills during a fictitious scenario and ask questions. Anyone 18 or older living in Washington state is eligible to attend.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for children and young adults between the ages of 10-24 years old. Each day in the United States, more than 5,240 students in grades 7-12 attempt suicide, and rates of suicidal ideation (thinking about and planning suicide) and suicide attempts rose significantly among adolescents ages 11–21 in 2020, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. In fact, rates of both ideation and attempts were almost twice as high in the months of February through July 2020, in comparison to the same months in 2019. Research shows that teenagers are among the demographics most likely to experience elevated suicide risk during the pandemic.

To register email Shaida Hossein at

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Virtual)

This free, virtual training (4.5 hours) gives attendees the skills to provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing mental health or substance challenges, or who are in crisis. Participants will have the opportunity to decrease stigma around mental illness and substance use, increase mental health literacy when working with young people, and serve as a vital link between youth and appropriate professional help.

Intro to Youth Mental Health Workshop (Virtual)

This two-hour workshop is intended for high school students and adults who support them. Participants will learn about mental health issues affecting teens and young adults, how to link students to mental health support as well as crisis and non-crisis resources. Participants will also learn about self-care, and how to further improve their mental health knowledge.

Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK)

In this training, participants will learn the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe) to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone, and connecting them to an intervention resource for further support.

This four-hour course is open to anyone 15 years or older.
National Website: safeTALK

Talk Saves Lives (Virtual)

This introductory training teaches the warning signs and risk factors for suicide and how we can help prevent this leading cause of death. Participants will learn national and state suicide statistics, the causes of and risk factors for suicide, information about effective prevention, how to offer help and identify people at risk.

Open to all ages.
National Website: Talk Saves Lives