Mental Health First Aid
Sometimes First Aid isn’t a bandage, CPR, administering the Heimlich or calling 9-1-1. Sometimes First Aid is YOU.
Someone you know may be experiencing a mental health crisis and YOU can help. Believe it or not, you are more likely to encounter someone – family, friend, neighbor, co-working – in a mental health crisis than having a heart attack.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour, evidence based training course presented by certified Mental Health First Aid USA instructors. It teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Participants will learn about:
- Risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns
- Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance abuse
- A 5-step action plan to help someone who is developing a mental health concern or crisis
- Available evidence-based professional, peer and self-help resources
Who should take these trainings?
- Anyone who might be concerned about family or friends
- Higher education faculty, staff and student leaders
- Emergency service workers
- Leaders of the faith community
- Mental health practitioners
- Community volunteers
Sometimes the best first aid is YOU.
Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.
For more information about attending or hosting training, contact Amy Thompson at 301-663-0011 ex 110.