Training Opportunities


Operation S.A.V.E

Operation S.A.V.E stands for Signs of suicidal thinking/behavior, Asking about suicidal risks, Validating someone’s experience, Encouraging/Expediting treatment when needed.

Typically this training can be provided in a one to two-hour time block. This training is offered free of charge through the local V.A.

For more information on this program contact the Topeka V.A. at (785) 350-3111 or visit

QPR Training

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.

For a list of trainers in our area visit 


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is a two-day first aid interactive workshop for community caregivers. This training focuses on recognizing invitations for help, reaching out, reviewing the risk of suicide, applying an intervention model and linking people with community resources.  Visit

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you 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.