Online Training and Support Groups

The following training and support groups are available online and open to all. Please share this with others. This information is from Michael Pyne of HealthWest in Muskegon. If you know of other training to add you can contact him at, or by phone at 231-638-6618 or cell 231-638-9946.

QPR Classes

Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties have a great list of QPR trainings. They are offering both adult and youth QPR sessions on a weekly basis, and they are open to anyone to attend.

General QPR: June 10 2:00 pm

QPR for Youth Caregivers:

June 11 6:00 pm

June 15 11:00 am

June 18 6:00 pm

June 22 11:00 am

June 25 6:00 pm

June 29 at 11:00 am

To register visit for the above classes please visit:

Still more QPR

June 10, 2020 at 11am.

June 10, 2020 at 4pm.

June 15, 2020 at 2pm:

June 15, 2020 at 4pm:

June 15, 2020 at 6pm:

Additional trainings:

START Training from LivingWorks is an online training that is interactive and very good. It takes about an hour and is currently being provided at a reduced rate. Please share this link as it also helps our friends at Barb Smith Suicide Prevention and Response:

Safe Messaging and Suicide Prevention: This 45-minute long class looks at media reports about the potential for increases suicide during COVID-19, social media, and some steps we can take that might help reduce suicide through our own social media posts. Anyone can participate. Register here:

Support Groups that are open:

Suicide Loss Survivors

Meeting virtually the first Tuesday of each month. People can reach out to Emily Sullivan:

Barb Smith facilitates a group as well out of the Midland area. Call Barb for more information at 989-781-5260

Suicide Attempt Survivors

Meeting virtually the second Wednesday of each month. Attendees should reach out to Scott Teichmer for the meeting link and for more info. Email:


The state has a calendar of events and trainings. Please send information to Lindsay DeCamp for that calendar if/when you are offering anything for the public. Email Lindsay at

MDHHS suicide prevention calendar is here:,5885,7-339-71548_54879_54882_91271_91937---,00.html

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