Mental Health First Aid Training
- Monday, March 26th – 8 AM to 4 PM, see registration link for details
- Space limited to 30 participants, only 15 spots remain
You may know CPR or the Heimlich maneuver. You can call 911. But, would you know how to administer first aid in a mental health crisis? Could you recognize suicidal thoughts or behaviors?
This 8-hour course is taught by certified “Mental Health First Aid USA” instructors.
Registration Link >>> http://bit.ly/2EGLXwo
You will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, substance use disorders and psychosis. You will also learn what to do until appropriate professional and other help can begin.
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports.
Led by Genesee Health System, this 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.
Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:
- Assess for risk of suicide or harm
- Listen nonjudgmentally
- Give reassurance and information
- Encourage appropriate professional help
- Encourage self-help and other support strategies
There is no cost to attend this all-day session.
Mental Health First Aid will take place during the 2nd Annual Resiliency Summit from 8 AM to 4 PM.
You are required to attend the entire event in order to receive the certification.
Learn more at mentalhealthfirstaid.org.