The Mental Health First Aid Certification Class will be help at JCM HELP Center on October 15, 2016. This class will be taught by Tracy Daniels of Tampa, Florida area. He is an outstanding instructor that knows how to facilitate the course in a way you feel empowered and more knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Why Mental Health First Aid?
One in five Americans has a mental illness and many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. The symptoms of mental illness can be difficult to detect — even when friends and family of someone who appears to be developing a mental illness can tell that something is amiss, they may not know how to intervene or direct the person to proper treatment – which means that all too often, those in need of mental health services do not get them until it is too late. As a society, we largely remain ignorant about the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses, and we ignore our role as responsible community members to help people experiencing these illnesses.
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect persons to professional, peer and social supports as well as self-help resources.
Mental Health First Aid allows for early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like “What can I do?” and “Where can someone find help?” Participants are introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support.
We have limited seating and would need your prepaid confirmation prior to September 27, 2016, in order to reserve your seat. The fee of $55.00, includes certification, breakfast and lunch.
Any questions contact our office at 571-379-5583 or go online to www.joycecarelockministries.org, to reserve your seat for this event.
Thank you in advance,