1435 W Main St B, Newark, OH 43055


Offered Trainings

We provide a variety of FREE presentations to educate community members and groups on mental health. We provide education on youth or adult mental health, as well as nationally and internationally researched suicide prevention training.  These community education options require NO PRIOR knowledge or experience with mental health topics. Programs vary in length and intensity.

The best ways to hear about our upcoming offerings are to:

    • sign up for our e-newsletter, which includes information about trainings

For more information or to schedule a presentation, email info@mhrlk.org.

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program is a world-renowned parenting course designed to empower parents with the skills and knowledge needed to raise confident, healthy, and well-adjusted children. This evidence-based program offers practical strategies and guidance to help parents navigate the many challenges of parenthood, ultimately fostering a strong and supportive family environment. If you're a parent seeking to enhance your parenting skills, Triple P is the perfect opportunity to invest in your family's future.

Key Benefits of Participating in Triple P:

  1. Evidence-based Strategies: Triple P is grounded in extensive research and has been proven effective in helping parents raise happy, confident, and well-adjusted children.
  2. Improved Parenting Skills: The program equips parents with practical tools and techniques to manage various parenting challenges, fostering a more harmonious and nurturing family environment.
  3. Enhanced Confidence: Triple P helps parents build their confidence and self-assurance, empowering them to handle difficult situations and make informed decisions in their children's best interests.
  4. Tailored Support: Triple P offers a flexible, modular approach, allowing parents to choose the level of support and guidance they need, based on their unique parenting challenges and goals.
  5. Stronger Family Connections: Triple P promotes effective communication and positive relationships within families, strengthening bonds and creating a supportive, loving environment for children to thrive.

Participating in the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program is an invaluable investment in your family's well-being. By providing you with the knowledge and tools to navigate the complex world of parenting, Triple P enables you to create a happier, healthier, and more harmonious family environment. Don't miss this opportunity to unlock the secrets to confident and effective parenting - sign up for Triple P today and take the first step towards a brighter future for your family.

Our 45-minute Self-Care Essentials training offers a comprehensive and interactive exploration of self-care practices that promote personal well-being and effective stress management. The training focuses on seven types of self-care, empowering participants with the knowledge and tools to adopt a realistic approach to their self-care routine. By providing a stress screening and encouraging intentionality in self-care, this training ultimately guides participants in creating a personalized self-care plan tailored to their unique needs and circumstances.

During the Self-Care Essentials training, participants will delve into the seven types of self-care: physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, environmental, and safety/security. The session emphasizes the importance of each type and provides practical suggestions for incorporating them into daily life. Participants will also have the opportunity to undergo a stress screening, enabling them to identify areas of their lives where stress may be taking a toll and where self-care could be most beneficial.

Key Components of the Training:

  1. Understanding the Seven Types of Self-Care: Participants will learn the significance of each type of self-care and discover practical strategies to incorporate them into their daily routine.
  2. Stress Screening: The training includes a stress screening that helps participants identify areas in their lives where stress is prevalent, providing valuable insights for crafting a personalized self-care plan.
  3. Intentionality in Self-Care: The session encourages participants to be more intentional with their self-care practices, ensuring that they prioritize their personal well-being and maintain a healthy work-life balance.
  4. Personalized Self-Care Plan: Participants will be guided through the process of creating a tailored self-care plan that addresses their unique needs and circumstances, empowering them to make self-care a regular and effective part of their lives.

If you have a group interested in this training please email info@mhrlk.org.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) are evidence-based training programs designed to empower community members with the skills and knowledge to recognize and respond to mental health concerns and crises in adults and young people. These courses provide essential tools and resources for individuals to make a positive impact on the mental well-being of their friends, family members, colleagues, and neighbors.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA):

MHFA is a course that teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health concerns and substance use disorders in adults. This training provides a comprehensive overview of common mental health issues, teaches participants how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a mental health crisis, and offers practical guidance on how to provide support and connect individuals to professional help.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA):

YMHFA is specifically tailored to address the unique mental health needs of young people aged 12-18. This course helps participants understand the early warning signs of mental health concerns in adolescents, teaches effective strategies for providing support, and equips individuals with the knowledge to connect young people to appropriate mental health resources.

Key Outcomes of MHFA and YMHFA Training:

  1. Increased Awareness: Participants will gain a greater understanding of mental health concerns, risk factors, and warning signs, helping to break down stigma and promote a more compassionate and informed community.
  2. Confidence and Skills: Through interactive activities and role-playing exercises, participants will build the confidence and skills necessary to approach and support someone in distress, offering reassurance and guidance.
  3. Crisis Response: Both MHFA and YMHFA training courses teach participants how to recognize and respond to a mental health crisis, including potential suicide risk, ensuring that individuals in need receive timely and appropriate support.
  4. Resources and Referrals: Participants will learn about the available mental health resources and services in their community and be equipped with the knowledge to make appropriate referrals and connect individuals to professional help.

If you have a group of 10 or more and would like to arrange a training please email info@mhrlk.org.

EnCompass is a comprehensive training program that equips individuals with the knowledge and tools to better understand, prevent, and address addiction issues in their communities developed by the Addiction Policy Forum. EnCompass is an innovative, evidence-based training program designed to empower communities in addressing addiction challenges. Our certified trainers will bring this valuable resource to our community, further strengthening our commitment to improving mental health and well-being.

The program covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Understanding the science of addiction
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of substance use disorders
  • Identifying and accessing appropriate resources and treatment options
  • Supporting individuals and families in recovery
  • Implementing effective prevention and intervention strategies

The training is designed to be engaging, interactive, and accessible, making it an ideal resource for a wide range of community members, including educators, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, and concerned citizens.


The introduction of enCompass training in our community has the potential to make a significant impact on addiction prevention, intervention, and recovery efforts. By providing individuals with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively address addiction issues, we can strengthen our collective response to this complex challenge, foster greater understanding and compassion, and ultimately, support the recovery and well-being of those affected by substance use disorders.


QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, is an evidence-based suicide prevention training program designed to equip community members with the knowledge and skills to recognize and respond to individuals in crisis. This concise yet powerful training aims to empower participants to intervene effectively, potentially saving lives by connecting individuals to appropriate help and resources.

QPR training focuses on teaching participants three simple, yet critical, steps to help prevent suicide:

  1. Question: Learn how to recognize the signs of a suicidal crisis and how to ask the person directly about their thoughts of suicide. This step is essential in opening a compassionate and non-judgmental conversation, allowing the individual in crisis to express their feelings and concerns.
  2. Persuade: Acquire the skills to actively listen and empathize with the person in crisis, building a connection and helping them feel understood. Participants will learn how to persuade the individual to stay safe and seek help from a mental health professional or trusted support person.
  3. Refer: Gain the knowledge to connect the person in crisis to appropriate resources and professional help, ensuring they receive the support they need during their time of vulnerability.

Community members who take the class benefit from increased awareness, empowerment, increased confidence and a better understanding of access to resources. If you have a group of 10 or more who would like to take this 3 hour training please fill out our contact page or email info@mhrlk.org.

We are excited to present "Not So Different," a compelling movie and training experience designed to empower community members with the knowledge and resources necessary to access local mental health and addiction services. This unique 3-hour event not only highlights the individuality of recovery journeys but also addresses the impact of stigma and the stages of change. By showcasing local providers and offering an accompanying training, "Not So Different" aims to create an informed and supportive community that fosters healing and growth.

"Not So Different" combines a powerful movie with an engaging training session to provide a comprehensive understanding of the recovery process, local resources, and the importance of breaking free from stigma. Participants will gain valuable insights into the various stages of change, as well as the unique and personal nature of recovery journeys. Featuring local providers, the movie offers a glimpse of what to expect when seeking help, creating a sense of familiarity and comfort for those who may be considering accessing services.

Key Reasons to Participate in the "Not So Different" Movie and Training:

  1. Access Local Resources: Learn about the range of services available in your community and how to access them, ensuring you or your loved ones can receive the support needed for recovery.
  2. Understand Individual Paths to Recovery: Gain a deeper appreciation for the unique nature of recovery journeys, fostering empathy and understanding for those in various stages of their healing process.
  3. Combat Stigma: The movie and training address the detrimental effects of stigma on individuals seeking help and aim to create a more compassionate and informed community that supports recovery efforts.
  4. Familiarize Yourself with Local Providers: By showcasing local mental health and addiction service providers, the movie offers a first-hand look at the help available in the community, making the process of seeking support less daunting.
  5. Comprehensive Training: The accompanying training enhances the movie's impact, equipping participants with practical knowledge and skills to actively engage in creating a supportive and stigma-free community.

"Not So Different" is a must-see movie and training experience for community members seeking to better understand mental health, addiction, and recovery. By participating in this event, you will not only gain invaluable insights into the resources available in your community but also join the movement to break the chains of stigma and create a supportive environment that fosters healing. Don't miss this unique opportunity to make a difference in your own life and the lives of others – reserve your group’s spot today and take the first step towards a healthier, more compassionate community. Email info@mhrlk.org


Hidden In Plain Sight is an innovative and interactive training program designed to help parents and caregivers recognize the signs of substance use in their teenagers. This eye-opening program provides insights into the secretive world of teen substance use, empowering parents with the knowledge and tools to keep their children safe and address potential issues effectively.

During the Hidden In Plain Sight training, participants will explore a mock teenage bedroom filled with items and clues that may indicate substance use or risky behavior. Trained facilitators will guide parents through the room, highlighting various warning signs and discussing the significance of each item.

Key Benefits of Participating in the Hidden In Plain Sight Training:

  1. Awareness: The training will increase parents' awareness of the potential indicators of substance use, enabling them to identify risks and intervene early if their child is struggling with addiction.
  2. Open Communication: By understanding the subtle signs of teen substance use, parents can initiate open and honest conversations with their children about drugs, alcohol, and the dangers associated with their use.
  3. Prevention: Armed with knowledge and insights from the training, parents will be better equipped to establish a supportive environment that discourages substance use and promotes healthy choices.
  4. Empowerment: The Hidden In Plain Sight program empowers parents to take an active role in their children's well-being, fostering a strong and trusting relationship that can help navigate the challenges of adolescence.
  5. Access to Resources: The training connects parents with valuable resources, support services, and expert advice to address substance use and other related issues within their family.

If you have a group interested in this training please email info@mhrlk.org.