In partnership with TXT4Life, Canvas Health/Crisis Connection’s Community Education Program offers training in crisis intervention counseling and suicide prevention. Workshops are tailored to the needs of individual organizations. Download a list of community crisis education options.
Call (612) 852-2217 for more information about planning a session for your group.

Trainings Include:


TXT4Life Northeast Regional Conference — This year’s conference was held in TXT4Life’s Northeast Region of Minnesota on May 12, 2016. Downloadable conference materials are available below:

Fond du Lac HOPE Project
Crisis Response – Opportunity and the Art of Collaboration Part 1
Crisis Response – Opportunity and the Art of Collaboration Part 2
Crisis Response – Opportunity and the Art of Collaboration Part 3
School Climate Improvement Strategies
Mark Wick Presentation – Let’s Talk
What Can I Do to Prevent Suicides?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention – What’s the Connection?
TXT4Life overview

QPR Training —an acronym for Question, Persuade, and Refer—is a suicide prevention training program for everyone interested in learning how to recognize suicide warning signs. QPR Training participants learn: myths and facts about suicide; warning signs of suicide; how to apply QPR; and how to offer hope and support.


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day certified training program designed for members of all care giving groups to improve their abilities to intervene with a person at risk of suicide until either the immediate danger of suicide is reduced, or additional assistance of resources can be accessed.


safeTALK is a three-hour training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide intervention resources.


suicideTALK is a 90-minute training, suicideTALK invites all participants—regardless of prior training or experience—to become more aware of suicide prevention opportunities in their community.


Crisis Connection’s Teen Education Program provides adolescents with access to mental health information and crisis counseling. The program includes school presentation, locker magnets for students, and workshops on suicide awareness and prevention for teachers, counselors and parents. Call (612) 852-2217 for more information about this program.


Rural Health Web Seminars: In partnership with a number of other organizations, Crisis Connection directs rural individuals and families to these free web seminars on stress management and other issues related to rural mental health and wellness.


Canvas Health/Crisis Connection also offers community education on a range of topics relating to violence and abuse.


TXT4Life is a suicide prevention resource available in many counties in Minnesota. The TXT4Life program uses texting as a way for those in crisis or contemplating suicide to anonymously reach out and ask for free and confidential help. When individuals text the word “LIFE” to 61222, they are connected with a trained counselor who can help them by listening, providing tools and resources, and helping them get to a safe place, both emotionally and physically.