Suicide Prevention Training Available in Berrien County


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid, a one-day workshop, covers how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. More information is at:

Contact: Terri Albers - Lakeland Health, Community Health Specialist, Community Health and Wellness



Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. More information is at:


Contact: Melissa Rough - Niles Community Schools, Assistant Principal, Howard-Ellis Elementary School

Master ASIST Trainer, Certified Trauma Practitioner



A half-day alertness training that prepares anyone age 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. More information is at: 


Contact: Randy Miota - Lakeland Health, Manager of Chaplaincy Services -



Ranging from 90 minutes to a half a day, suicideTALK invites all participants to become more aware of suicide prevention opportunities in their community. More information is at:


Contact: Randy Miota - Lakeland Health, Manager of Chaplaincy Services -

QPR Training

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. QPR can be learned in the Gatekeeper training in as little as one hour. More information is at

Contact: Robin Bourgeois- Teacher Consultant Berrien