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Mental Health First Aid
Fri, Apr 28, 2017, 12:00 PM – Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 4:30 PM CDT
Mental Health First Aid Part 1 will be held on April 28 and Part 2 on April 29. Both days will be from 12pm-4:30pm. Participants must attend both days to become certified Mental Health First Aiders.
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
What if I can only attend one day?
The 8-hour course has been broken into two days. Visit https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/take-a-course/find-a-course/ to find a course that better fits your availability.
What is the cost?
Nationally this course is valued at $170, but because of generous sponsorship by the Missouri Department of Mental Health: Division of Behavioral Health you have the opportunity to attend at no cost.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may contact Laura Powell at Lpowell@compasshn.org or 573-301-0772.