Adult Mental Health First Aid in The Plains
March 7 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pmFree
Adult Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone 18 years and over who is experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In this course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
- Depression and mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Substance use disorders
When you take a course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:
- Panic attacks
- Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
- Nonsuicidal self-injury
- Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
- Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
- Reaction to a traumatic event
The opportunity to practice – through role plays, scenarios, and activities – makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.
Adult Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better and use their strengths to stay well.
There is no cost and each participant will receive a training manual.
Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please click here.