Prevention, early intervention, and education are key to helping professionals and loved ones identify potential mental health issues. Using a Caring Competent Community (CCC) model centered on suicide prevention, we implement a multi-tiered approach that includes the evidence-based Lifelines program and Mental Health First Aid to identify and respond to local needs.
Learn more about our education and outreach below.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
A comprehensive suicide awareness and responsiveness program for adolescents based on prevention, intervention, and postvention. Lifelines is a whole-school program that educates administrators, faculty, staff, parents, and students on the facts about suicide and their roles in building an organized community approach to suicide prevention.
The National Council’s Mental Health First Aid course is a comprehensive, eight-hour training that equips individuals and families with the skills to address mental health concerns before they reach crisis points. The program reduces mental health stigma, builds resiliency, and promotes early intervention resources. MHFA is the initial help offered to individuals developing a mental health concern, experiencing suicidal ideation, or a substance use related crisis.
The Substance Use Referral and Education (SURE) Hotline is a resource for youth and families in Monmouth County who are seeking information on where to go for assessments and treatment for substance use challenges. The SURE Hotline was developed in collaboration with Prevention First, Youth Services Commission, and other key community stakeholders.