NAMI - for the Community


Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Learn the three steps anyone can take to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states. This is a one-hour class is for members of the community over the age of 16 who want to learn best practices in suicide prevention. 

Wednesday, April 10, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Neighbors Inc., South St. Paul
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Thursday, April 25, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
NAMI Minnesota, St. Paul
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Tuesday, May 14, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
NAMI Minnesota, St. Paul
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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Learn basic first aid skills needed to help youth or a young adult who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis including suicide. Focus is given to recognizing the early warning signs of a mental health problem to full blown suicidal ideation. This nine-hour workshop is designed for members of the public who have frequent contact with youth and young adults such as parents, school staff, coaches, youth workers and volunteers. It is not intended for professionals who have a background in mental health. Participants must be present for entire curricula to receive certificate.

Saturday, April 27, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Progressive Baptist Church, St. Paul
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Tuesday, April 30, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
NAMI Minnesota, St. Paul
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Gray Matters: Understanding Depression in Older Adults

Join NAMI Minnesota to talk about risk factors, warning signs, stigma, treatment, recovery and resources for depression in older adults. 

Thursday, April 11, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church - Hospitality Hall, Minneapolis
For more information, contact Sherri Stella at 612-823-8205 or

Creating Caring Communities in Minnesota: Five Things You Can Do

Learn about mental illnesses, the impact of negative attitudes and five things each of us can do to make Minnesota a better place for people who experience a mental illness. This one-hour class is for any community or organization interested in learning about mental illnesses and helping to change attitudes towards mental illnesses. 

Saturday, April 27, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Chaska Community Center, Chaska
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Wednesday, May 1, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Lake Elmo Library, Lake Elmo
For more information, contact the Workshop Coordinator at 651-645-2948 or

Sunday, May 5, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Oakdale Library, Oakdale,
For more information, contact the Workshop Coordinator at 651-645-2948 or