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Adult Mental Health First Aid Certification Training | Boston, MA

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Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center

100 Malcolm X Boulevard

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Mental Health First Aid Certification Training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based 8-hour certification program, which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health issues like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, substance abuse, and addictions, and builds understanding of their impact. Similar to how CPR training helps a layperson assist an individual following a heart attack, MHFA teaches non-mental health professionals how to give first aid to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who are in the early stages of a mental health disorder.

The ultimate objective is to identify and triage individuals who might be suffering from mental health issues in our homes, schools, and communities. Luminaries such as Michelle Obama have taken the training and have testified to its empowerment of individuals to help others deal with mental health issues.

DATE: Sunday, April 21, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

LOCATION: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) | 100 Malcolm X Boulevard | Boston, MA

AUDIENCE: The one-day training is appropriate for a wide variety of audiences, including but not limited to: members of faith communities and their leaders, youth directors, clergy, community health workers, employers and business leaders, law enforcement personnel, educators, parents, medical providers (e.g., nurses, medical assistants) etc.

TRAINER: Dr. Omar Shareef was certified in Adult Mental Health First Aid in July 2016 and has conducted 16 trainings for the Muslim and other faith communities in New York. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine, where he earned both his MD and MBA degrees. He is currently a 2nd year PGY2 psychiatry resident physician at Nassau University Medical Center in New York. He is affiliated with the Khalil Center where he is pursuing training in islamically-integrated psychotherapy, and also serves as the President of Muslims Thrive, a NY-based Muslim mental health organization. He likes to incorporate actual Muslim-based patient case studies and examples from his clinical experiences to help enrich his MHFA trainings, and uses his training in psychiatry to help give more in depth discussions of the MHFA curriculum.

CONTACT: Ghazala Salam | AMHP Executive Director | ExecutiveDirector@amhp.us

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