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Mental Health First Aid - Adult

October 11, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Event Description

Target Audience: Non-mental health professionals interested in learning how to respond and help individuals struggling with mental health challenges.

One in four Americans lives with a mental health problem each year. Yet, far too many – up to two-thirds – go without treatment. Just as CPR training helps someone without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. ALGEE action principles will be discussed in detail. ALGEE action principles assist people with knowing how to respond to someone having a mental health crisis. This is an interactive workshop which runs 8 hours and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.

  • The potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
  • An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities.
  • A 5-step action plan (ALGEE) encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.
  • The appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.

Event Details

  • When:
    October 11, 2019 to - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Where:
    MISD
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