Training and Programming
Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA) For Columbus State Employees
MHFA is a (one-day) 8-hour course that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives participants the skills they need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
Columbus State in partnership with the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County will be hosting one Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training per month between April and September 2016 at our downtown campus. Confirmed dates for MHFA Training are: May 16, June 20, July 25, August 15, and September 19 and space is limited. If you have interest in participating in a Mental Health First Aid training please send your name, department, title, email address, contact phone number, and your preferred attendance date to Dr. Ameena Kemavor, Director, Counseling Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question Persuade Refer (QPR) For Columbus State Students and Employees
Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) is a proven suicide prevention gatekeeper course that reduces suicidal behaviors and saves lives by providing innovative and practical skills to trainees. Columbus State will have on-site QPR Instructors available to offer at least one QPR Gatekeeper Training per month, free of charge for a limited time to students and employees with interest in participating. Participants will learn:
- How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
- How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
- The common causes of suicidal behavior
- The warning signs of suicide
- How to get help for someone in crisis
|July 12th||11:30am - 1pm||Genevieve Sharron||NH 027|
|Aug. 16th||11:30am - 1pm||Sharon Stickley||NH 027|
|Sept. 14th||12:00pm – 1:30pm||Barbara Allen||TBA|
|Oct. 20th||11:00am - 12:30pm||Sharon Stickley||TBA|
|Nov. 6th||11:00am - 12:30pm||Ameena Kemavor||TBA|
|Dec. 6th||1:30pm - 3:00pm||Genevieve Sharron||TBA|
World Suicide Prevention Day (Columbus State Day of Observance TBA)
World Suicide Prevention day is internationally organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). World Suicide Prevention Day is set aside specifically to provide an opportunity for all sectors of the community to focus public attention on suicide prevention with diverse activities to promote understanding about suicide and highlight effective prevention activities.
At Columbus State, the entire campus community is invited to participate in activities that call attention to the collegiate and global impact of suicidal behavior. People are likely to be most effective in helping other’s learn new information about suicide prevention when they are aware of its impact and are educated on how to help.