MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Friday, February 8th AND Friday February 15th
9:00 - 5:00
[participants must attend both days]
Overview: In response to the growing concerns about the need for mental health services for the young people served in the DYCD system, the Mental Health Association of NYC is pleased to offer a nationally recognized education program to providers. Mental Health First Aid is a highly interactive, 12-hour program taught over two days. Please note, participants MUST attend both days of the training.
|What is Mental Health First Aid =
Help provided to a person developing a mental health challenge or experiencing
a crisis until appropriate professional or other help is obtained
or the crisis resolves.
- Learn risk factors and warning signs of mental illness and how to assist someone
that is in crisis until appropriate help is obtained. Upon completion, participants will
have a better understanding of the impact mental illnesses have on a person, their
family and communities.
- Learn a 5-step action tool to:
- assess a situation
- select and implement appropriate interventions, and
- encourage appropriate care for an individual experiencing a mental health challenge as well as connect them to professional care.
- Understand the resources available to help someone with a mental health challenge.
Who should attend?: The training is designed for participants from all levels of the organization. Anyone in your program who has direct contact with the young people you serve can benefit. This may include supervisors, case managers, evening/night staff in residential settings, peer advocates, consumers and family members, etc
**This training is available at no cost only to staff in any DYCD-funded programs.**
Please contact Yusyin Hsin at MHA-NYC (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
*** Mental Health First Aid is delivered by MHA staff that are certified Mental Health First Aid instructors who completed a 5-day training and met other certification requirements. More information about the program can be found at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org ***
When & Where
Mental Health Association of New York City
Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) is a nonprofit organization that addresses mental health needs in New York City and across the nation. It is a local organization with national impact and has a three-part mission of services, advocacy and education.
MHA-NYC identifies unmet needs and develops culturally sensitive programs to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness while promoting the importance of mental health.