Community Crisis Services, Inc. is proud to offer outreach into the community. Community Crisis Services, Inc. is available to distribute information about Community Crisis Services, Inc., crisis intervention services, and information & referral services; or screen for depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.
Community Crisis Services, Inc. has participated in health fairs, National Night Out, or can come speak with your organization about crisis, suicide and available services in the community.
For more information or to request a training, please contact Paul Kirkpatrick, Training & Public Relations Coordinator at 301.864.7095 x422 or email (Get e-mail address).
Talking Through It Together
Talking Together is a joint venture of Community Crisis Services, Inc. and the Laurel Cable Network. Community Crisis Services, Inc. And the Laurel Cable Network regularly bring talk shows to local cable channels in Prince George’s County, Maryland to discuss a wide variety of topics. Tune into the Laurel Cable Network today to watch Talking Together.
Comcast – Channel 71
Verizon Fios – Channel 12
Community Crisis Services, Inc. has registered trainers to teach around the topics of suicide and mental health.
suicideTALK is a 1.5- to 2-hour exploration in suicide awareness. Organized around the question, “Should we talk about suicide?” it provides a structure in which session members can safely explore some of the most challenging attitudinal issues about suicide, and encourages every member to find a part that they can play in preventing suicide.
Suicide Awareness For Everyone (safeTALK)
Complementing ASIST, safeTALK, helps to create suicide-safer communities. A training lasting about three hours, safeTALK is for everyone in the community and is designed to ensure that persons with thoughts of suicide are connected to helpers who are prepared to provide first aid interventions. SafeTALK is designed to be used in organizations and communities where there are already ASIST-trained caregivers. Suicide alert helpers are part of a suicide-safer community.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 750,000 caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis before appropriate professional or other assistance can be engaged. This course is designed to increase mental health literacy, to decrease stigmatizing attitudes in our communities and to increase appropriate and early help-seeking by people with mental health problems. This 12-hour course teaches people how to give first aid to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis situation and/or who are in the early stages of a mental health disorder. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems, where and when to get help, and what type of help has been shown to be effective.