QPR Gatekeeper Training is offered free through Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency

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


A gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating 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 such as a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor to help.

QPR Gatekeeper trainings are offered in 60 minute, 90 minute, and two-hour sessions.

There is no cost for training and all materials are provided.



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

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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

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