Outreach and Trainings

Suicide Prevention Training

I CAN HELP is a universal program to support early detection, mental health literacy, and suicide prevention developed by Dr. Brian Mistler, a former Executive Director of HSU Student Health and Wellbeing Services.

Training options include The Essentials training which can be completed in 2.5 hours, is available free of charge, and is currently being used at universities across the United States. In this way you can learn some simple and effective skills for managing a wide variety of mental health situations and have a chance to practice those skills with a few guided activities. This training was designed for university staff, faculty, and students using the best available research. There is also the Advanced Topics & Skills training (an additional 2 hours) that can be included for those interested, which contains information on trans-identity, conflict resolution, self-care, boundaries, suicide postvention, and targeted populations. 

Together we can create a safer and healthier campus environment by supporting one another and preventing suicide, as well as other common mental health concerns, while referring individuals to services and resources as necessary.

 Click here for the I CAN HELP content overview for more information, and you can also visit Dr. Mistler's website.

To request this training for your group, office, or department, please fill out this Google Form. Thank you.

CAPS offers workshops and trainings on a variety of other topics

CAPS  can arrange trainings/workshops on a variety of topics (such as an introduction to mental health issues, interacting with distressed (or distressing) students, positive psychology/happiness, mindfulness, stress management, etc.). If interested in training on a particular topic, please contact CAPS to discuss your request. The more notice you give us (3 weeks is ideal), the more likely we will be to honor your request.  
  • Check out our new "GrabnGo Workshop Brochure!" -- faculty members, do you know that you are going to need to miss a lecture?  Have a CAPS therapist "sub" for you by offering one of these workshops to your clas
Also check out CAPS Skill Shops (available to students, faculty and staff) available through the HSU library Skill Shop program.   

Emergency Numbers

HSU Public Safety
(707) 826-5555

CAPS, including after-hours phone support
(707) 826-3236

Humboldt County Mental Health
(707) 268-2900

24-Hour County Crisis Line
(707) 445-7715