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Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid course teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. 
The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.
The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
Interventions Learned
When you take a course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:
  1. Panic attacks
  2. Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  3. Nonsuicidal self-injury
  4. Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
  5. Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
  6. Reaction to a traumatic event
At the end of the program, participants should be able to:
Just as CPR training helps a person with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis such as contemplating suicide. In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives. Mental Health First Aiders learn a single 5-step strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports. Participants are also introduced to risk factors and warning signs for mental health or substance use problems, engage in experiential activities that build understanding of the impact of illness on individuals and families, and learn about evidence-supported treatment and self-help strategies
At the end of the program, participants should be able to:
  1. Assess for Risk of Suicide or harm
  2. Listen nonjudgmentally
  3. Give reassurance and information
  4. Encourage appropriate professional help
  5. Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

CCC Technology Center

Instructor Staff 

CEUs : 7



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/23/2018 - 10/23/2018 Weekly - Tue 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Clinton, CCC Technology Center  Map, Room: Classroom 15, Seminar Classroom Instructor Staff