Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds an understanding of their impact, and overviews of common supports. Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?”
This 8-hour – one day, the 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. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
*Requirements- In order to make this training affordable for all agencies wanting to attend we are waiving the registration fee. However, the facilitators charge for materials and companion workbook which we are asking you to pay is yours to keep after the session.
We will also be providing, at no cost to you, a boxed lunch. Beverages and snacks will be available throughout the day.
- The materials fee is $20.00. You will receive the course companion workbook and handout materials at check-in on the day of training.
- Please indicate on your registration sheet if you require a vegetarian lunch.
- Space is limited to 60 individuals. We expect registration to fill fast. Don’t delay. Reserve your seat as soon as possible.
Contact Ann L. Miller Tobin with any questions regarding registration or the training. 614.317.9426 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*This training is available to all agencies in good standing.