Mental Health First Aid (Missouri Virtual Course)

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Thank you for registering for the Mental Health First Aid virtual course. As the course date approaches, you will receive additional information from info@mhfamissouri.org. Please contact us with any questions at info@mhfamissouri.org or 314-516-8431.

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Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

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This training 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 challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care.

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

This course is only open to participants who live or work in Missouri. The course is valued at $170 per person, but is being offered to you at no cost by Missouri's Department of Mental Health through the Disaster Services Grant.

Course requires advanced registration. Participants must register 2 weeks in advance (1 month is recommended).

Course Format:

  • Participants must complete 2-hours of self-paced training at least 3 days prior to the course date.
  • The 5.5-hour portion of the course is a small group-interactive training. Participants will join via Zoom and should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course. Participants will have 50 minutes for lunch plus two 15 minute breaks.

Technology Requirements:

  • Computer with microphone and speakers
  • HD webcam
  • Internet speed of at least 5 mbps. Test your internet speed at https://www.speedtest.net/

For additional classes, visit www.MHFAmissouri.org/events/


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What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. As a certified Mental Health First Aider, you will know how to implement the 5-Step MFHA Action Plan.

 

Participants in the MFHA courses have demonstrated improved confidence in providing initial help, increased the help that is given, and reduced stigma regarding mental health disorders.

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