Mental Health First Aids
Saturday, September 8th, 15th & 22nd
RSVP now, seats are limited
12-hour low cost certification course designed to help communities to better understand mental illness.
We are excited to offer Mental Health First Aid, a groundbreaking public education program conducted by Mental Health America that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 12-hour course that:
- Presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S.
- Introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.
- Builds understanding of their impact.
- Provides overviews of common interventions.
- Teaches a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
Upon completion of the course, participants are certified Mental Health First Aiders.
Mental Health First Aid is open to everyone. The course has benefited a variety of audiences and key professions, including primary care professionals, employers and business leaders, faith communities, school personnel and educators, state police and corrections officers, nursing home staff, mental health authorities, state policymakers, volunteers, young people, families and the general public.