Suicide Prevention Training is offered free through Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency

Question, Persuade and Refer: three steps that can help save a life.


What can you do if you suspect someone you care about is considering suicide?  
QPR is evidence-based training that takes about 90 minutes.  QPR not only helps you recognize the signs, but teaches you what to do next to get someone in crisis the help they need. 

There is no cost for training and all materials are provided.  Registration is not required.



Thursday, June 21, 5:30pm - Redding Library Foundation Room, 1100 Parkview Ave. Redding

Please note: Community QPR classes will be temporarily suspended after June 21st.  Please check back for future training dates in 2019.  For more training options, please scroll down and review the remainder of this page.


If you have questions or if you would like to schedule a training for your business or group, please call 530-229-8426.  


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The Lotus Center

Lotus Educational Services

Lotus offers Community Education courses in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and Intervention, including: 


Mental Health First Aid:  Learn Active steps to help someone with mental health concerns or in a mental health crisis.  Participants learn about depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance abuse. Two distinct courses available: Adults and Youth

suicideTALK: This course invites participants to become more aware of suicide prevention in their communities.  In this 90 minute session, participants learn how to reduce the stigma associated with suicide, and how to talk openly about suicide in order to help prevent it.

safeTALK: Do you know the signs of suicide risk? Many people may miss or dismiss common signs of suicide risk, missing the opportunity to help a person stay safe.  In this half-day workshop, participants gain increased awareness about suicide risks, learn to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, and learn how to connect with the appropriate resources.

ASIST:  Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is a two-day interactive workshop for people who want to be more willing, ready and able to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.  ASIST teaches a practical guide for suicide interventions.


For more information on trainings offered by Lotus Educational Services, contact Marcia Ramstrom at, or at 530-440-6033.

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Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)

Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals

AMSR is a one-day training is designed for mental health clinicians.  This class teaches participants strategies in the assessment, management and treatment of suicidal patients.  AMSR is recognized as a Best Practice training by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center's Best Practice Registry. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences awards 6.5 continuing education credits for completion of the program.

AMSR training is offered in Shasta County by Cyndi McDonald, MA.  For more information about training schedules or to contact Cyndi, please call 530-941-1835.


              Cyndi McDonald

Cyndi McDonald, MA, LMFT, LPCC

                 (530) 941-1835

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Native Youth Suicide Prevention Program

Danielle Brewster