Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

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$15

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Online event

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Come join me, a mental health counselor and suicide prevention services trainer, for a 90-minute live Mental Health First Aid training.

About this event

Have you ever felt worried about a loved one’s well-being and not known how to ask if they’re okay? You want to support them but don’t know what questions to ask or how to start the dialogue? Conversations about mental health can be tough, so I’m here to help you learn how to navigate.

In this training you'll learn:

  • Appropriate terms for discussing mental health
  • How to foster relationships with de-stigmatization of mental health struggles
  • Self-compassion exercises for normalizing experiences
  • Effective communication strategies for asking others if they need help
  • Suicide risk assessment, warning signs of mental health crises, and safety planning
  • How/when to get appropriate community resources, mental health professionals, and authorities involved

I have over a decade of experience volunteering at the national suicide hotline including several years of training new volunteers. I assisted in developing a mental health first aid training program used at University of Louisville for teaching RAs how to discuss mental health concerns with their students, created an educational program at Boston College for teaching local high school students how to talk about mental health with peers, and regularly provide suicide risk assessment trainings to newer therapists.

Mental Health First Aid is my first love and my bread and butter. I am extremely passionate about spreading knowledge that helps destigmatize mental health struggles and increase comfort in asking for and receiving help. The more comfortable we as a community are with talking about mental health, the better.

Please note: this training comes with a massive trigger warning. The word “suicide” will come up frequently as I refuse to make it a taboo word when directly discussing mental health struggles. We will be talking quite a lot about the seriousness of suicide, the impact it has on our community, and the resources available to help people with varying severities of risk for self-harm. If you are not in a headspace to safely participate in this training, it is absolutely okay to hold off until a later date as these will be held regularly.