For the General Public
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Learn to provide suicide first aid. ASIST is a best practice in suicide prevention where participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk. This is a two-day interactive workshop. Click here for scheduled classes.
Creating Caring Communities in Minnesota: Five Things You Can Do
Learn about mental illnesses, the impact of negative attitudes and five things each of us can do to make Minnesota a better place for people who experience a mental illness. This one-hour class is for any community or organization interested in learning about mental illnesses and helping to change attitudes towards mental illnesses. Click here for scheduled classes.
Creating Caring Faith Communities in Minnesota: Five Things You Can Do
Learn about mental illnesses, the impact of negative attitudes and five things each of us can do to make Minnesota a better place for people who experience a mental illness. This one-hour class is for faith communities interested in learning about mental illnesses and helping to change attitudes towards mental illnesses. Click here for scheduled classes.
Get to Know NAMI
Learn about the various programs, classes and offerings by NAMI Minnesota and hear the impact NAMI has on people’s lives. This one-hour class is offered monthly at the NAMI Minnesota office and is for anyone interested in learning more about NAMI. For more information, contact Kay at 651-645-2948 ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org Click here for scheduled classes.
Good Mental Health in the Workplace: Five Things You Can Do
Learn the five things you can do to create a workplace that values good mental health. Participants will learn how to promote good mental health (including dealing with stress), the common symptoms of a mental illness, how attitudes and language impact people with mental illnesses, and accommodations for a mental illness. This one-hour class is for small or large companies or organizations and can be offered over the lunch hour. Click here for scheduled classes.
Grassroots Mental Health Advocacy
NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) offers this session in order to help local advocates understand how past legislative successes can be used to continue to build the mental health system. Participants will learn strategies involved in Grassroots Advocacy and look at some of the realities of working in your county, including working with your county’s local mental health advisory councils. It will include multiple opportunities for participants to discuss some of the realities of creating forward progress on building the mental health system throughout the state. Click here for scheduled classes.
In Our Own Voice
Understand the journey of people with mental illness in recovery. IOOV is a unique public education program in which two trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with a mental illness and achieving recovery, demonstrating that there is hope for recovery for people with mental illnesses. The presentation includes personal stories and video clips, as well offering an opportunity to ask questions. The IOOV program has touched many lives and is effective in reducing the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. This 90-minute class is for any groups interested in learning more about mental illnesses and recovery. Click here for scheduled classes.
To learn more about our IOOV presenters, click here.
Learn about the legislative process, how to contact your elected officials, and the most effective ways to share your story. This two-hour workshop program is for anyone interested in advocating for changes to improve the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. Click here for scheduled classes.
Mental Health 101 for Cultural Communities
Learn about mental wellness, mental illnesses, diagnostic assessments and treatment plans. This one-hour workshop is presented in English and is designed for cultural community interested in learning more about mental health. Click here for scheduled classes.
Mental Health First Aid
Learn basic first aid skills needed to help a person who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. Learn about common mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders. Understanding and recognizing the signs that someone needs help, is the first step in getting that person appropriate care and treatment. Participants will receive a course manual and certificate. This nine-hour workshop is for individuals seeking basic information on mental illnesses and how to help someone in crisis. It is not intended for professionals who have a background in mental health. Participants must be present for entire curricula to receive certificate. There are two other versions of this workshop – one focused on the needs of veterans and one on the needs of older adults. Click here for scheduled classes.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
Learn the three steps anyone can take to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in 48 states. This one-hour class is for members of the community over the age of 16 who want to learn best practices in suicide prevention. Click here for scheduled classes.
Learn how to support someone’s desire for safety by recognizing the warning signs of suicide, identifying people who are at risk, and applying the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person to suicide first aid resources. Listed on the national best practice registry, safeTALK allows time for both practice and discussion. safeTALK is based on research that shows people experiencing thoughts of suicide often send out subtle invitations to help them stay safe. This three-hour class is for members of the community over the age of 16 who want to lean and practice the basic best practices in suicide prevention. Click here for scheduled classes.
Learn strategies and resources to help with quitting in this one-hour workshop. Topics include information on coping skills, asking for support, preventing relapse and FDA -approved medications. Interested individuals will also have the opportunity for a one-on-one personalized feedback session with carbon monoxide monitoring and a free quit kit. To schedule a workshop contact: email@example.com. Click here for scheduled classes.
Together We Can Make It OK
The Make It OK campaign (click) was created through collaboration between NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness), HealthPartners, Regions Hospital, Twin Cities Public Television and other community stakeholders who have pledged their commitment to change hearts and minds about the misperceptions of mental illnesses by encouraging open conversations and education on the topic. This presentation proclaims that it is time to spread the word, stop the silence and Make It OK. Click here for scheduled classes.
Learn how different areas of wellness influence mental health. We are excited to offer a four part wellness workshop series that will bring employees or community members together. The topics include: Self-Care & Mindfulness, Nutrition: Eating with Mental Health in Mind, Physical Activity & Mindfulness, and Sleep Health. These 60 minute interactive workshops will include discussion, educational resources, and more. Click here for scheduled classes.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Learn basic first aid skills needed to help youth or a young adult who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis including suicide. Focus is given to recognizing the early warning signs of a mental health problem to full blown suicidal ideation. This nine-hour workshop is designed for members of the public who have frequent contact with youth and young adults such as parents, school staff, coaches, youth workers and volunteers. It is not intended for professionals who have a background in mental health. Participants must be present for entire curricula to receive certificate. Click here for scheduled classes.