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Adult Mental Health First Aid Training for Military
November 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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. Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid, prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. 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. Mental Health First Aid teaches about early intervention and support to foster recovery and resiliency. The course is based on the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and can use their strengths to stay well. These classes are recommended for everyone to learn how to detect and help in a mental health crisis at work and in the community.
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants:
• Learn risk factors, signs and symptoms of different mental health challenges like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.
• How they can affect a person’s daily life.
• A 5-step action plan to help when someone is developing a mental health problem or is in crisis
• What you can do to help when someone you know is experiencing these challenges.
The course is valued at $75 per person however the cost to attend is FREE. Lunch is provided and registrants receive a certificate and Mental Health First Aid participant guide to take home. Funding for the training is provided by Kentucky DBHDID through the SAMSHA PFS 2015 grant.