- Signs of addictions and mental illnesses
- Impact of mental and substance use disorders
- 5-step action plan to assess a situation and help
- Local resources and where to turn for help
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid 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.
Taught by two certified instructors, 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.
Learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing panic attacks, suicidal behaviors, acute psychosis or reaction to trauma. The opportunity to practice – through role plays, scenarios, and activities – makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation. There must be a minimum of 15 participants registered in order to have the class.
8 Hour Course Includes: Workbook, Certificate of Certification
$25.00 deposit required to reserve a seat. Deposit will be refunded at the completion of the class.
For more information, contact Be Free Lake at MHFA@BeFreeLake.org or call 352-383-2099.