Training Opportunities

Johnson County Mental Health Center delivers alcohol, tobacco and other drug presentations and in-service trainings to the community, staff and Johnson County schools. 



Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for anyone 16 years of age or older who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST is a resource for the whole community. It helps people apply suicide first-aid in many settings: with family, friends, co-workers, teammates and formal caregiving roles.

Kansas Tobacco Retailer Training

Under 21. No tobacco. No vapor. We card. Please have ID ready.

The Kansas Tobacco Retailer Training is a program for individuals who have been cited for selling tobacco products to minors. The Tobacco Retailer Training Program consists of data/statistics regarding tobacco use among youth, an overview of Kansas State Statute regarding tobacco: unlawful acts and penalties, proper procedures to use to determine age, valid forms of identification, refusal skills and tools for assistance. Trainings take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental health first aid from National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. 

QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer)

QPR institute logo

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. QPR's mission is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. This training provides quality education, and empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

The Training For Intervention Procedures (TIPS) is an alcohol intervention program that trains individuals to serve and/or sell alcohol responsibly in any setting. The purpose of TIPS is to help people create the kind of environment that promotes safety and responsibility wherever alcohol is sold. Included in this training is a review of proper procedure to use to determine age and valid forms of identification.