Events - Trainings

Free Virtual Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (DRCC) Certification Trainings

Please see course schedule regarding upcoming virtual DRCC certification trainings, from the New Jersey Disaster and Terrorism Branch (NJDTB).  These courses are open to anyone interested in volunteering as a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor.  More information and certification requirements can be found at

See DRCC training schedule here:  DRCC Training Jan & Feb 2023

Mental Health Events and Trainings

With the stress and uncertainty in the world right now, learn how you can identify the emotional needs and assist those in your community, family and organization.  See below for free Mental Health Events and Trainings.

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention and What's Next: Wellness for the New Normal trainings are being offered virtually at no cost.  See flyer for dates/times and registration information.  Jan 2023 MHAT Flyer

988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 988 has replaced the previous National Suicide Prevention 1-800 number.  To find more information about the services provided, or how you can contribute to sharing information about the new number, visit SAMHSA 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or NJ-DHS 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline   Please note, this number change does not impact services provided by Psychiatric Emergency Screening (PES).  PES can be reached directly, 24/7 at 856-845-9100.  For additional information about PES services, Click Here

The Rutgers Training and Learning Collaborative goal is to promote wellness.  Organizations and resident can find free resources for peer support, individuals, and organizations.  In addition, training and learning collaborative sessions are being offered now through January 2023.  CLICK HERE to view the full schedule and descriptions of these sessions.

To listen to State Of Mind, a podcast series that explores how the Covid-19 Pandemic has illuminated the need for better mental health and substance misuse treatment, and sparked innovative approaches to transform how this can be delivered, Click Here

Recording Available: Advancing Suicide Prevention Training in Clinical Care.  The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released recordings