Mental Health First Aid—Virtual Course
Imagine you could help someone with a mental health or substance use problem, even save a life!
Perhaps you’ve noticed someone you know or care for is suffering or acting differently than they usually do… Do you have the tools to check in with them or assess if they are at risk for harm or suicide? Would you have resources at the ready to encourage them to get the help they need?
Helping a person who is in mental health or substance use distress can be scary if we don’t know what to do. This course teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.
Mental Health First Aid is taught by a certified instructor and is sponsored by the National Council on Behavioral Health.
When: Thursday and Friday, October 8-9 from 8:30 – 12:00 pm (PST) with a 30 minute break from 10:00-10:30 am. This is an 8-hour course. The class will meet for 3 hours each day. There is also 2 hours of pre-work that needs to be completed before the course begins.
Where: Online course through Zoom
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 24, 2020 (Course is limited to 10 people, so register early.)
What you will learn:
- Risk Factors and warning signs of mental health and addiction challenges
- To understand the impact and common treatments of mental health challenges
- The skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate resources
- How to support an individual who is developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or addiction
- A 5-step action plan and how to apply it
Who should attend:
This course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to provide initial help to someone who may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness in crisis.
Instructor: Denise Kavenik
This training will be taught by Denise Kavenik, a certified MHFA instructor. Denise is passionate about equipping members of the community with the skills to support those affected by mental illness.
Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 217-3870