A Christ-Centered Community committed to supporting people with mental health and substance use challenges in their recovery and wellness journeys through:

H ope,
O pportunity,
M ercy, and
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Serving Montgomery County, Illinois & the surrounding area

Life Saving Mental Health Training Opportunities

Cross Over Ministries is committed to promoting mental health awareness and wellness through training events and opportunities including QPR Suicide Prevention, Trauma Informed Care, and Recovery Support Peers.

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Recognize the Warning Signs

QPR Suicide Prevention

Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. This 3–4-hour training is offered to schools, communities, and/or any group interested in recognizing signs of suicide while presenting tools to increase communication with someone who may be contemplating suicide.

Reduce or Eliminate Re-traumatization

Trauma Informed Care

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) trainings are offered to communities, organizations, and individuals on a regular basis. Due to the constraints of COVID-19, trainings have been reduced or halted at this time. Typical TIC training is approximately 4-hours with drinks and snacks provided. The purpose of this training is to reduce or eliminate the possibility of re-traumatization. To be trauma-informed we just need an awareness that the population may be traumatized. It is the responsibility of us all to create a trauma-informed environment everywhere.

A Trauma Informed environment:

  • Realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery.
  • Recognizes signs of trauma in all people.
  • Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into everyday practices.
  • Seeks to actively resist re-traumatization.

Talking directly about a trauma isn’t necessarily the best option. Join us to learn practical skills to help you and those around you. Healing is possible.

Life-Saving Training Sessions

Recovery Support Peers (RSPs)

One of Cross Over Ministries’ expressed goals is to establish “HOME”: a Christ Centered HOME (literally) that provides FREE recovery-oriented crisis services to our guests experiencing mental health challenges. Staffing of Cross Over Ministries’ HOME will include two CRSS (Certified Recovery Support Specialists) who will effectively contribute to the recovery and wellness of our guests from a position of support, mentoring, mutuality, respect, and shared experiences of mental health crises and recovery. Recovery Support Peers will be the most vital and essential members of HOME. Without them and the emphasis on their continued recovery, training, education, and establishment of relationships within Cross Over Ministries and the community, HOME will not exist.

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