Mental Health First Aid for Adults

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Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist an adult experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to be effective in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

Mental health First Aid USA

Saturday May 20, 2017
8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Penny Farcy Building
FREE, includes food. and clock hours available.

Facilitated by Woody Pollock

Pre-registration required


 

Before you can know how to help, you need to know when to help. We call this mental health literacy – or a basic understanding of what different mental illnesses and addictions are, how they can affect a person’s daily life, and what helps individuals experiencing these challenges get well.


You learn about:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use disorders

Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.