**This event is for First Responders and those on Long Island working in Sandy Recovery in any capacity (first responders, DCM, counseling, construction, volunteers, etc.).
**Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
**Please be sure to bring ID for entry into the building.
Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It is offered in the form of an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.
Those who take the 8-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. Certificates will be provided once evaluations are submitted.
For questions or cancellations please contact Diana Lopez 917-299-9019 or Renee Rawcliffe at 917-681-4279