Metropolitan State University is launching efforts to reduce and prevent suicide by providing gatekeeper training, which teach participants to recognize signs of distress in people and to connect that person to helpful resources. You can help to prevent suicide at Metropolitan State University. Suicide prevention is all of our business, and everyone can play a role to help.
Training events are planned across several campus locations. Representatives from the Suicide Awareness Leadership Team and Metropolitan State University Creating Awareness Regarding Suicide (CARES), will teach the warning signs of suicide and promote upcoming gatekeeper training.Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour in-person course for faculty, staff, and students, which teaches the risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use related crises, and how to recognize a problem, give reassurance and refer them to seek professional help. Three sessions and locations are offered for this training:
- 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14, Science Education Center Room 115. Participants must attend both days. Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-first-aid-tickets-38739288254.
- 1 to 5 p.m., Thursdays, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, Minneapolis Campus, College of Management—Room M2300. Participants must attend both days. Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-first-aid-minneapolis-campus-tickets-38739638301.
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31, Brooklyn Center (Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Center) campus. Includes one hour luch break. Register at: mhfalecjec.eventbrite.com.