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Mental Health First Aid for Military Members, Veterans and Their Families

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VFW Post 4171

15625 West 10th Avenue

Golden, CO 80401

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Golden VFW Post 4171 will be partnering with Jefferson Center for Mental Health to host this training. What is Military Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid USA is a live training program — like regular First Aid or CPR — designed to give people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of specific illnesses.

Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:
- Assess for risk of suicide or harm
- Listen nonjudgmentally
- Give reassurance and information
- Encourage appropriate professional help
- Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Since 2008, More than 150,000 people have been trained in Mental Health First Aid through a network of more than 3,700 certified instructors.

Those trained include family members of persons with mental health challenges, healthcare professionals, first responders, law enforcement officials, public service employees, school and college staff, clergy and caring citizens.

*THIS TRAINING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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