Mental Health Trainings & Classes

In an era of increasing anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges, join JFS for these empowering trainings that build familiarity and skills to support young people and adults in your community. These nationally recognized courses are designed to give participants the skills and confidence to help someone who is struggling with common mental health concerns in addition to mental health crises.

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Trainings & Classes

  • Intro to Youth Mental Health Workshop

    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.

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    Intro to Youth Mental Health Workshop

    There are no upcoming trainings scheduled. JFS may be available to provide a training at your workplace or other location. Find out how by clicking below.
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  • Talk Saves Lives

    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

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    Talk Saves Lives

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  • Mental Health First Aid

    This eight-hour training teaches attendees how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Through role-playing and simulations, participants will learn to recognize and respond to the warning signs of specific illnesses — such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and substance use disorder. Instruction on how to respond to an opioid overdose is also included.

    The course may be one or two days in length and is open to anyone age 18 years of age or older.
    National Website: Mental Health First Aid training

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    Mental Health First Aid

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  • Mental Health First Aid (Virtual)

    This free, virtual training teaches attendees how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Through role-playing and simulations, participants will learn to recognize and respond to the warning signs of specific illnesses, such as anxiety and depression.

    The first half of the course focuses on teaching signs and symptoms in the context of feelings, behaviors, thoughts, and appearances. The second half of the course focuses on skill development and application. First Aiders will have the opportunity to decrease stigma around mental illness and substance use, increase mental health literacy, increase self-confidence to support someone experiencing a crisis or non-crisis situation, and provide them with resources.

    Upcoming Trainings & Classes for
    Mental Health First Aid (Virtual)

    Virtual Adult Mental Health First Aid (FULL)
    August 19 at 9:00 am

    Virtual Mental Health First Aid (FULL)
    September 2 at 9:00 am

    Trainings take place at the JFS Capitol Hill Campus. JFS may be available to provide a training at your workplace or other location. Find out how by clicking below.
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  • Higher Education Mental Health First Aid

    Designed with colleges and universities in mind, this eight-hour training teaches participants to recognize the symptoms of emerging mental illnesses and to help young adults in mental health crises. Participants will learn about the impact of campus culture on mental health and specific stress and risk factors for students.

    The course may be one or two days in length and is open to anyone age 18 or older who regularly interacts with youth on or off campus.
    National Website: Higher Education Mental Health First Aid training

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    Higher Education Mental Health First Aid

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  • Youth Mental Health First Aid

    This eight-hour training 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. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development and teaches a five-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

    The course may be one or two days in length and is open to anyone age 18 years of age or older who regularly interacts with youth.
    National Website: Youth Mental Health Training

    Upcoming Trainings & Classes for
    Youth Mental Health First Aid

    There are no upcoming trainings scheduled. JFS may be available to provide a training at your workplace or other location. Find out how by clicking below.
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  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (Virtual)

    This free, virtual training 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.

    New topics for this training include the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the impact of violence and bullying at school, and the impact of social media on youth mental health. In addition, the training will include an explanation of how risk and protective factors influence adolescent development and how First Aiders can promote youth resilience.

    Upcoming Trainings & Classes for
    Youth Mental Health First Aid (Virtual)

    Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid (FULL)
    August 26 at 9:00 am

    Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid
    September 3 at 9:00 am

    Trainings take place at the JFS Capitol Hill Campus. JFS may be available to provide a training at your workplace or other location. Find out how by clicking below.
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  • 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

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    Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK)

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  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

    ASIST is recognized as the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. Participants learn to identify when someone may be at risk of suicide and to work with them to create a plan that supports their immediate safety.

    This course is open to anyone age 16 or older.
    National Website: ASIST

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    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

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