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FREE OLDER ADULT Mental Health First Aid Training Greater North Penn Region

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Generations of Indian Valley

259 North 2nd Street

Souderton, PA 18964

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Free Older Adult Mental Health First Aid training for Greater North Penn Communities - May 5th & 6th, 2020 - 1:00pm-5:00pm

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Why Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults?

Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training— which focuses on the unique experiences and needs of adults over the age of 65 — gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

WHAT IT COVERS

  • A discussion of life changes that occur in older adults.
  • A discussion of the specific risk factors faced by older adults, such as chronic health conditions.
  • How to discern the difference between talking about death and suicidal ideation.
  • A breakdown of psychosis, dementia and delirium.
  • How to communicate effectively with those who need help while using respectful language.
  • How to combat the stigma around substance-related problems in the older adult population.

WHO SHOULD TAKE IT

  • Families
  • Caretakers
  • Employers
  • Nursing staff
  • Anyone who supports or has an older adult in their lives
  • You!

This training is generously sponsored by a grant from the VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn and presented by the SE Regional MH Services Coordination Office.

This FREE training is being offered to the communities of the Greater NORTH PENN REGION inclusive of Souderton areas, Lansdale area, Ambler, Montgomery Township, and the Souderton, Wissahickon and North Penn School District communities.

We are encouraging all community members who live, work, and support someone in the Greater North Penn region to attend this FREE training. If you have registered for the training and do NOT live, work or support someone in the Greater NP community, please contact us as we will be glad to direct you to other FREE trainings in the Montgomery County communities.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact the event organizer at : 610-313-0968 or email: cschnee@pmhcc.org or regional.mh@pmhcc.org

Thank you and we look forward to your attendance!!!

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