Mental Health First Aid

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them.

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Mental Health First Aid

You are more likely to encounter someone – friend family member, coworker, neighbor or community member – in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.

Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate help. Anyone can take the 8-hour course – first responders, students, teachers, faith leaders, human resources professionals and caring citizens.

The course teaches participants how to, among other things:

• Identify when a person is experiencing a mental health problem
• Select and implement appropriate interventions
• Secure appropriate care for a person experiencing a mental health problem

In addition, participants learn about warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders and substance abuse disorders. Each participant receives a manual to reinforce content of the 8-hour, interactive training and a certificate of attendance. Continuing education unit (CEU) credits are available for licensed professionals.

Sometimes the best first aid is you.

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Take a course, save a life, strengthen your community.

For additional information about Mental Health First Aid contact:

Jennifer Krehbiel
913-288-4251
Krehbiel_j@wmhci.org

For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/program_overview/.

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Community Mental Health Centers

The Metro Council includes these Community Mental Health Centers:

Comprehensive Mental Health
Johnson County Mental Health
ReDiscover
Swope Health Services
Tri-County Mental Health
Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health
Wyandot Center
Mental Health America of the Heartland
Center for Behavioral Medicine
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Missouri Crisis Line

Jackson, Johnson, Cass, Lafayette, Platte, Clay and Ray Counties

1-888-279-8188

Kansas Crisis Lines

Johnson County

913-268-0156

Wyandotte County

913-268-0156

Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

Text line 741 741