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From the world leaders in suicide prevention trainings

The evidence-based, online suicide prevention training you’ve been looking for!

As many people struggle with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis, suicide prevention skills are more needed than ever. At the same time, many in the suicide prevention field—from charities to community workshop trainers—are struggling financially.

LivingWorks is here to help. Here’s what we’re doing in these challenging times:

We’ve reduced the price of our online LivingWorks Start training to $20

$5 from each sale of LivingWorks Start will go to COVID-19 relief for suicide prevention charities and trainers struggling with the economic slowdown

A NEW way to learn lifesaving skills anywhere.



Mental Health First Aid

4 Reasons to get your national certification in Mental Health First Aid


Be prepared

When a mental health crisis happens, know what to do

Mental illnesses are common

1 in 5 adults in any given year

You can help

People with mental illnesses often suffer alone

You care

Be there for a friend, family member, or colleague


The 8-hour course introduces common mental illnesses in the U.S. and teaches how to help a person experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis. Now includes information on responding to an opioid overdose.

In any given year, 1 out of 4 adults, and 1 out of 5 youth, experience a mental health condition. Less than 50% get the help they need!

Audience-specific courses now available tailored to the unique experiences and needs of the following groups:


The youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is for adults who want to learn how to help young people experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. It reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs common with youth and emphasizes the importance of early intervention.

Lifetime prevalence is 1 out of 2 for developing a mental illness or substance use disorder. 50% of all mental illnesses begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24.


• Administrators, teachers, counselors & other school staff
• Coaches & club advisors
• School Resource Officers and Campus Security Officers
• Youth group leaders
• Youth-serving agency staff
• Students 18 and older
• Resident advisors
• Pediatricians and other medical staff caring for youth
• Parents and guardians, including foster and adoptive
• Anyone who wants to make a difference in young peoples lives!

LivingWorks Suicide Prevention
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LivingWorks is the world leader in suicide prevention & intervention training. Their interactive, practical workshops support suicide prevention initiatives all over the world. LivingWorks Education courses are dedicated to helping individuals and communities become safer from suicide. Attend one of the below workshops and learn life-saving skills.

Should we talk about suicide? YES! We now know, the more we talk about it, the less it happens. Attend this 90-minute suicide awareness training and take that first step towards learning about and preventing suicide in your community.

Are there steps you can take to reduce the risk of suicide? YES! During this half-day workshop you will learn how to recognize people who have thoughts of suicide, and apply the life-saving TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen & KeepSafe).

Do most people with thoughts of suicide really want to stay alive? YES! Find out more in this award-winning two-day workshop for those who want to be more willing, ready and able to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop.

How To Get Involved

4 ways to get trained and certified in these life-saving courses:


Host a Workshop for Your Agency or Organization

Attend a Community-based Training.

See below for information on upcoming workshops.

Sponsor or Co-Sponsor a Training in Your Community

Sharing is Caring

Share this information to help promote wellness!

To find out more about how to bring one of these trainings to your site, or to sponsor a training in your community, use the contact box below.   

We have been providing these trainings throughout the north state since 2013, and can work with your budget and time-frame to meet all of your training needs.



Thursday December 19, 2019

8:00 am – 4:30 pm PST

National University  Cypress Ave. 

Redding, CA


Sponsored by Shasta County HHSA

Thursday December 12, 2019

8:00 am – 4:30 pm PST

National University  Cypress Ave. 

Redding, CA


Sponsored by Shasta County HHSA 

Monday May 13, 2019

8:30 am – 4:30 pm PST

Presbyterian Church,  Burney, CA


Part of Intermountain Mental Health Week

Past Events

Monday February 3, 2020

12:30 – 4:00 pm PST

Bella Vista Elementary

Training for BVESD Staff

Wednesday January 15, 2020

12:30 – 4:00 pm PST

West Cottonwood School

Training for CWUSD Staff

Monday August 5th & Tuesday August 6th

Both days:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Anderson New Tech H.S, Anderson, CA


Thursday May 23, 2019

8:30 – 12:00 pm PST

Shasta College, Downtown Campus, ROOM 8206

For foster parents, adoptive parents, ANY parents!


Sponsored by Shasta College Foster & Kinship Care Education  

Friday Novemebr 1, 2019

MORNING: 8:30 – 12:00 pm 


AFTERNOON: 12:30 – 4:00

Siskiyou County Behavioral Health 

Yreka, CA


Sponsored by Siskiyou County MHSA PEI Funds  

What People are Saying

“As adults, we sometimes forget how hard it was being an adolescent. When we see a kid who is just miserable at school, we might think they choose to be that way…But in fact, they might be in a mental health crisis, one they certainly did not choose and do not want. When a teacher says “how can I be helpful?’ that is a powerful question.”

Alyssa Fruchtenicht

School-Based Mental Health Counselor

“I wish that every corrections officer could receive Mental Health First Aid training. I believe that our corrections system would be better because of it – the inmates would benefit, the officers would benefit and ultimately our communities would benefit.”

Lt. Virgil Meyer

Lieutenant, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

“So many people are out there wishing for something better, hoping that help will show up. That’s what Mental Health First Aid is – it is help to get people connected to care and ultimately to get them to a better place.

Tousha Paxton-Barnes

U.S. Army Veteran

Get In Touch

To find out more about what all we can offer your school or organization, call or email us today.

Lotus Educational Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 493936  Redding, CA 96049

Telephone:  530-440-6033

Email: MarciaR@LotusEducationalServices.com

If you are in a crisis please call or text:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

 1-800-273-TALK (8255)



Free 24/7 Crisis Support

Text: HOME to 741741