Training and Resources

We All Have a Role to Play

A foundational belief of Destination Zero is that EVERYONE is accountable & responsible for preventing suicide. We all have a role to play. Through training and the dispersal of resources we can increase the number of community members who are comfortable stepping forward, who are willing to ask simple and direct questions, and who know where to direct individuals in distress. In turn, the safety net for all Fond du Lac County residents will be enhanced.

A variety of trainings are available to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to someone who is struggling. Email Tammi Kohlman or call (920)906-6527 to learn more about locally offered training options.

QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer              CLICK HERE to request a QPR Training

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) prepares people to recognize a potential suicide crisis, intervene in a safe and supportive way, and assist the individual in obtaining the help they need. The training is 60-90 minutes and is taught in a format that is applicable for a wide variety of audiences, including workplace staff/administrators, faith based groups, book clubs, school based leadership groups, clubs and sport teams. All participants receive an informational booklet. (More information can be found online.)

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The 8 hour course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people, but the information about mental health challenges and the action plan for how to respond can be applied more broadly to other age groups as well.  (More information can be found online.)

Mental Health First Aid

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. The adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.  (More information can be found online.)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a 2 day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. (More information can be found online.)


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To receive updates about  Destination Zero initiative activities, please email the coordinator, Tammi Kohlman to be added to our list of engaged community members.