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Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults Training, sponsored by CayCare

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Pierce County Library Administration Building, Meeting Rooms B&C

3005 112th St. East

Tacoma, WA 98446

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Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training that introduces participants to common risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Participants will learn a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing a mental illness or experiencing an emotional crisis and connect them to appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. This training includes additional information about the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adults over the age of 65; helpful for those who regularly interact with or support older adults.

Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices.

· This training offers additional content on the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adults over the age of 65, especially useful for anyone who works with this population.
· Training manuals and lunch provided by CHI Franciscan Health’s PAR Initiative.


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