Mental Health First Aid September 16, 2022 Columbia, Missouri

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3501 Berrywood Dr

3501 Berrywood Drive

Columbia, MO 65201

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

About this event

Compass Health Network is hosting Mental Health First Aid. Live course will be September 16, 2022 from 9:00am-4:30pm CST in Columbia, MO. Compass staff, clients, and community members are welcome to attend. 2 hours of self-paced prework must be completed before attending on September 16. Please register through Eventbrite or by contacting Laura Powell at 573-301-0772.

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

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 live portion of the course is a small group-interactive training. Participants should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course.

For questions, please contact Laura Powell at or 573-301-0772.

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