Location: Attendee Hub (https://cvent.me/vrL0Do)
Log in: 8:55am MT
Class: 9:00am to Noon MT each day
One in four Americans will experience a mental health challenge in their lifetime, but only 41 percent of adults with a mental illness receive treatment in a year.
Mental Health First Aid training is for everybody, especially people who have a lot of contact with the public, as they are the most likely to encounter people who are suffering from emotional health problems.
This training will cover:
- signs and symptoms of common mental health disorders and emergencies;
- signs and symptoms of substance-abuse emergencies;
- a five-step plan to connect people in crisis to support systems;
- myth busting and fact sharing about mental health and emotional challenges;
- non-judgmental communication and listening skills; and
- local, state, and national behavioral health resources.
Mental Health First Aid aims to reduce stigma and create a common language around mental health. The tools you learn may help you to intervene when a person may be a danger to themselves or others.
Although it is common to know someone who is dealing with a mental health challenge, people often do not know how to best respond. You'll be able to identify, prevent, or intervene early when mental health challenges occur, while promoting and enhancing recovery.
Cost: $50 nonmember
Registration will close when capacity is reached or by February 13, 2024.
Mental Health First Aid is a national program that administers the training and certification exam for this course. Certification in Mental Health First Aid requires approximately two hours of online preparation, which must be started prior to the first day of class. Materals and out-of-class access will be granted to participants directly by Mental Health First Aid.