HeartLine, Oklahoma’s Community Crisis Connection, is calling for volunteer presenters to assist with its suicide prevention and outreach program.


HeartLine, Oklahoma’s Community Crisis Connection, is calling for volunteer presenters to assist with its suicide prevention and outreach program.  HELP, the Healthy Education for Life Program, equips Oklahoma youth with the knowledge and intervention skills necessary to prevent youth suicide.   The next training session will be held on November 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Pre-registration and full attendance is required.  Training attendees must be 18 years of age or older.  To sign up for this training, please contact HeartLine’s Director of Suicide Prevention & Outreach Programs, Lisa Harper, at lharper@heartlineoklahoma.org or at 405.840.9396 ext. 114.

HELP provides Oklahoma youth with tools to understand and respond to suicide and suicidal ideation through an interactive, multi-faceted presentation. Through the combination of a video, lecture, and group activity, students learn the warning signs of suicide and how to get help for themselves or for a friend.  This comprehensive and informative program empowers students to take action when they believe they have a friend who is depressed or at risk for suicide. Likewise, HELP encourages students that may personally be at risk for depression or suicide to get help. The video-based program currently reaches approximately 4,000 youth each year and is largely presented by trained volunteers.

HeartLine has been serving Oklahoma since 1971, and provides suicide prevention outreach programs, compassionate listening, and crisis intervention services.   HeartLine’s Call Specialists are trained in crisis intervention and are available around the clock through HeartLine’s phone-based services, including 2-1-1, the 24/7 helpline 848-CARE, the Oklahoma Problem Gambling Helpline 1-800-522-4700 and two national suicide prevention lines 1-800-SUICIDE and 1-800-273-TALK.  For more information on HeartLine, call 405-840-9306 or visit our website at www.heartlineoklahoma.org.