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Mental Health First Aid- Adult
November 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7 social work CEUs available.
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.
Who Should Take It?
- Community members
- Caring individuals
- Police officers
- Hospital staff
- First responders
- Faith leaders
What is Covered?
How to interact with a person in crisis and connect them with help, as well as common signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use. You will learn how to apply the ALGEE action plan:
- Assess for risk of suicide or harm
- Listen nonjudgmentally
- Give reassurance and information
- Encourage appropriate professional help
- Encourage self-help and other support strategies
Lunch will be on your own. Training allows 1 hour for lunch.