Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Spring 2024 Sessions

  • March 29, 2024 -- 8:00am - 5:00pm Register by Mar 26, 5:00pm
    Location: Locke 108
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  • May 1, 2024 -- 8:00am - 5:00pm Register by Apr 22, 5:00pm
    Location: DeRicco 273
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If you register, you must commit to attend!

Lunch will be provided.

Registration limit is 30 per session.

Description

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour certification course that teaches participants a 5-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for an individual in crisis. The research behind the program demonstrates that it helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness, thus improving outcomes for individuals experiencing these illnesses.

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify signs of mental illness
  • Implement a 5-step plan to assess and assist in these types of situations
  • Understand the impact of mental illness and substance abuse disorders
  • Learn about local resources that can further assist the person in immediate distress or offer ongoing support

Participants who successfully complete this 8-hour course will receive a certificate of completion.