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Mental Health First Aid Training Adult - English

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Lake County Adult Corrections Facility

20 South County Street

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Waukegan, IL 60085

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This class is ONLY for Lake County Adult Corrections Staff

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Learn about mental health and how to manage crisis situations.

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

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 include:

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 co-sponsored by the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center and Lake County Adult Probation.

Lunch not included. Brown bag lunch recommended.

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

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Lake County Adult Corrections Facility

20 South County Street

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Waukegan, IL 60085

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