Bridges’ Mental Health First Aid Training
Two-day course: Thursday May 2 & Friday May 3, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Course manual and lunch are included.
Training held at Parson’s Complex, Board of Education Conference Room (door #8)
70 West River Street, Milford, CT
Bridges… A Community Support System, Inc. is offering an internationally recognized training in mental health first aid—a 12-hour certification course to help people in the workplace, at school or in the community better understand mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies with the knowledge necessary to be of vital assistance.
Who should take Mental Health First Aid training?
· Primary care professionals
· Employers, human resources professionals and business leaders
· School personnel, nurses and educators
· First-responders, fire, police and corrections officers
· Public transportation providers
· Mental health authorities
· Public officials, policymakers, volunteers, and the general public
Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour interactive training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Similar to CPR training, Mental Health First Aid training helps an individual who doesn’t have clinical training assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
Mental Health First Aiders learn to apply a 5-step action plan to:
ü help someone through a panic attack
ü engage with someone who may be suicidal
ü support a person experiencing psychosis
ü help an individual who has overdosed
Parking is available in the public lot on Constitution Drive, (side street at Parson’s,) off W. Main Street. Enter Door #8 (by side street), downstairs to ground floor, conference room is immediately to your right.
When & Where
Bridges...A Community Support System, Inc.
Bridges provides a comprehensive range of outpatient mental health and addiction services for adults, children and families in Milford, Orange, West Haven and their surrounding CT communities. Bridges also offers primary care services, wellness education and tobacco cessation programs for adults.
Bridges is the designated local mental health authority and is a partner agency of CommuniCare, Inc. Bridges is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF) and is licensed by the CT Dept. of Children & Families and th CT Dept. of Public Health.