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Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA) 7/25/2018

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HCIC; Health Choice Integrated Care, LLC

1300 S Yale Street

Coconino Conference Room

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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Would you like to learn Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

HCIC is conducting a FREE 8-hour MHFA training course to train individuals to provide MHFA in their communities.

This training is provided by Nationally-Certified Instructors.

Our audience is often:

  • teachers, school administrators, first responders, coaches, faith-based leaders, behavioral health providers, community leaders, parents, youth leaders, etc.

Our goals are to:

  • increase awareness and knowledge about mental illness and substance use
  • decrease fear and negative reactions to human beings experiencing problems
  • walk away feeling comfortable to help youth in our community


Mental Health First Aid USA

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, 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).

COURSE DETAILS

Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

Assess for risk of suicide or harm

Listen nonjudgmentally

Give reassurance and information

Encourage appropriate professional help

Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like "what do I do?" and "where can someone find help?" Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.

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