Mental Health First Aid Training

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This class teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

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In light of the increased challenges to individuals and families in our community and our country due to the pandemic, we are hosting a free online Mental Health First Aid training in January. We would like to invite you to join us!

The Mental Health First Aid class teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 6 1⁄2 hour training gives adults the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. An evidence-based program, adopted in over 20 countries, MentalHealth First Aid teaches the five-step 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

WHAT IT COVERS:

• Common signs andsymptoms of mentalillnesses:

o Anxiety

o Depression

o Schizophrenia

o Bipolar disorder

• Common signs and symptoms of substance use

• How to interact with a person in crisis

• How to connect a person with help

This training will take place on Friday, Jan. 29, from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM on Zoom. In addition, there is two hours of pre-work that you will need to complete prior to the class. The deadline for registrations is Friday, January 8.

If you are interested in participating, email still.waters.dixie@gmail.com and provide the following information:

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