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Mental Health First Aid Training - Adult (English)

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Community School District 128

50 Lakeview Pkwy

Suite #104

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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Located at the Community Education Building of D128 - 50 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 104, Vernon Hills, IL

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Learn about mental health and how to manage crisis situations in this FREE interactive 1-day course.

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Classes usually consist of 30 people or less and are offered in a respectful community setting in English or Spanish.

The Lake County Health Department through a SAMHSA grant is providing the books and materials free of charge to ensure your success in completing the course.

Topics Covered:

  1. Depression and mood disorders
  2. Anxiety disorders
  3. Trauma
  4. Psychosis
  5. Substance Use disorders

When you take a course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:

  • Panic attacks
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
  • Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
  • Reaction to a traumatic event

You learn by getting involved with the material and relating what you learn to real-life applications. Discussion topics, scenarios, and other activities keep you engaged in the course and give you an opportunity to practice helping skills.

This event is sponsored by the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center in partnership with Community High School District 128.

Lunch not included. Brown bag lunch recommended.

Participants must attend the entire session in order to receive certificate.

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50 Lakeview Pkwy

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Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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