Youth - Mental Health First Aid May 18, 2018 - Rocklin, CA The 8-hour interactive course reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents while emphasizing the importance of early intervention and how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Topics covered include: anxiety,
Adult Mental Health First Aid The 8-hour interactive course introduces common mental health challenges of adults and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include: anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, addictions and disorders in which psychosis may occur. Community resources are also discussed throughout
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Trainings - Placer County Safe TALK: Suicide Awareness Training Four-hour suicide alertness training which includes: presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer; simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe, hands-on skills practice and development. January 30, 2018, Rocklin, CA March 15, 2018, Auburn, CA Click here
A PLEASANT SIDE EFFECT Nedley Clinic discovers that not only is there a decrease in depressive symptoms but a distinct reduction in benzodiazepine use after a low-cost 8-week community depression recovery program. The findings were presented at the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) 25th Annual Meeting. An observational
LIFESTYLE INTERVENTIONS IMPROVE BRAIN HEALTH Who doesn’t want to get off their medications or find alternatives to more prescription drugs. With unpleasant side-effects and the risk of become “treatment resistant” from long-term use of psychiatric medications there is a dire need for alternative treatment options.1 But are they effective? While
LUCK SHOULD NOT BE OUR BEST DEFENSE AGAINST SUICIDE When I was in the eighth grade at a small private christian school in a middle class neighborhood, one of my classmates shot herself. We were left shocked and scared. How could this happen? My sister called recently to tell me
THERE IS HOPE People with suicidal thoughts often exhibit warning signs. Other times people isolate themselves and don’t want to talk about their depression and hopeless feelings. Your loved one needs to know that you care and will support them no matter what. You don't have to know how serious the
THE COST Half of all Americans will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Mental health disorders cross cultural, social, economic and political party lines. They affect us all, our friends, our families and our communities. When effective mental health care is unavailable or inaccessible the cost is substantial.