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Mental Health Training and Seminars

Ane Romero is nationally trained and certified through the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program. Contact us today to learn more about how to schedule a training for your school or community. 

Ane Romero, Yellow Ribbon Trainer 

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While the message that it is Okay to Ask 4 Help!® is universal for everyone, Yellow Ribbon has curriculums and training programs for all ages. Ages: Across the life span. Elementary-age (grades K-5), Middle and High School-age (between 6-12), College & University, and Adult & Elders 18-65+


A Symbol of Life and Hope

Yellow Ribbon is a grass-roots, community based, volunteer organization developed to serve youth and the communities that surround them, and to address youth/teen suicide through public awareness, education and training to help communities build new and/or strengthen existing programs.
Program and Training Materials for Youth, Communities, Professionals, General Public, School staff, Public Safety (Fire & EMS), Faith-based, Special populations: Tribal, Cultural, LGBTQ and Elders


Urban, Suburban, Rural, Tribal, Cultural, Ethnic

Churches-Spiritual centers

Trainings include special insight for their particular needs to serve the community as a faith leader/center and to help their colleagues. Studies show that older adults, African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans, more often turn to clergy than to professional mental health services. (Husaini & Moore, 1994; Starrett et al., 1992; Weaver & Koenig, 1996, SPRC – D. Litts). Faith communities can work to prevent suicide simply by enhancing many of the activities that are already central to their very nature.

First Responders: Law Enforcement and Fire Departments

Trainings include several aspects – or roles – of the responder: 1) as a professional responder, 2) as a ‘civilian’, a community member / neighbor, 3) as a family member, and for 4) “taking care of your own”, your co-workers and colleagues.

Military: active and retired, and their families

Most often, the program starts with requests from youth for their schools, churches, and bases.

  • States and local agencies/organizations with technical assistance, and training for developing state and/or local suicide prevention strategic plans / community coalitions.
  • Schools and school districts to develop suicide prevention plans that will include all staff, enhanced and supported by community professionals and advocates and train student body members in Be A Link!® basic gatekeeper concept to build a network of caring adults for youth and community members to support schools. (Children are not in school 24/7 12 mo a year). Teaching the community HOW to be involved, at the levels they are comfortable with, will open the door to more suicide prevention awareness and support.
This workshop is geared towards policy makers and advocates. Please note this is separate from the mental health training. 
  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of  policy/advocacy training, participants can be expected to:

    1. Learn about the history/overview of mental health policy.
    2. Understanding the root and depth of stigma related to mental health and steps to change the way society views and reacts to this issue. 
    3. Understand the significant role of policy with relation to the implementation, establishment, and advancement of mental health policy/initiatives. 
    4. Have the ability to use the educational tools provided to advocate on behalf of their own organizations and/or cause.
    5. Have the ability to connect the role of policy maker and mental health professionals/advocates in order to advance mental health policy and initiatives.


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