Mental health is a topic that many people don’t know much about, because there has been a stigma around mental health for a long time.

Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana (MHANI) works towards increasing mental health knowledge in the community so that individuals facing a mental health condition are better understood and face less discrimination.

Most trainings can be customized to meet your needs. Learn more at the bottom of this page.

Visit our events calendar to view and register for upcoming trainings.

To learn about our school-based trainings, visit our School and Parent Services page.

Some trainings are offered at no charge through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Youth Mental Health First Aid (8 hours)

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, caregivers, teachers, health and human services workers, and other community members how to effectively help a young person who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Learn more at the Mental Health First Aid website.

safeTALK (3 hours)

safeTALK is an alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources.

Learn more about Living Works, the creator of safeTALK.

Question Persuade Refer (2 hours)

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.

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide

  • Know how to offer hope

  • Know how to get help and save a life

Learn more about the QPR Institute.

Lunch and Learn (1 hour)

MHANI offers free Lunch & Learn workshops to provide information about mental health issues. Experts in their field present a mental health topic during lunchtime on the odd months. The Lunch & Learn Workshops are held from 12 PM to 1 PM at the Citizens Square Building in the Omni Room. CEUs (1.0 hour) are available at no cost.

2019 Lunch and Learn Schedule:

September 24: Jessica Skiver
November 26: Carmen Schlatter

Events Calendar

Well2Work (Time varies)

Employers can positively impact the mental health of their workforce. As a standalone benefit or a supplement to a current employee wellness initiative, Well2Work supports leadership, management, and human resources professionals who want to improve the mental health of their organization.

MHANI trainers are available to visit your organization to teach employees and management about a variety of mental health topics. These may include depression, work-related stress, suicide warning signs and prevention, mental illness in the workplace, accommodating disabilities, and other topics that are relevant to your company.

Well2Work is individualized for each organization’s unique needs. Learn more details by visiting the Well2Work page.

Customized Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Trainings

Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana (MHANI) offers evidence-informed trainings customized towards the needs of unique audiences. These trainings can cover a range of topics, geared towards an array of audiences to best assist attendees in applying the information provided.

Complete a training request form and submit the form to info@mhanortheastindiana.org to get started.