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