Mental Health First Aid training for everyone in our communities
What is Mental Health First Aid?
A nationally-recognized, in-person training teaching proven ways that you can help people experiencing signs and symptoms of a developing mental health problem or a mental health crisis. Our Mental Health First Aid courses teach:
- Signs of common mental health problems and addictions
- 5-step action plan to assess a situation and help
- Impact of mental and substance use disorders
- Local community resources
Open to the public with 8 hours of curriculum total taught in two parts, we also provide either a lunch or light dinner. Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available for some professions. No cost, unless otherwise noted. 2016 trainings are funded by a grant from Community First Foundation.
Learn to Assist Older Adults and Veterans
Mental Health First Aid-Older Adults
- Additional discussion & info: Aging well, Specific Signs & Risk factors that are more common with older adults (60+)
Mental Health First Aid-Military, Veterans, & Families
Co-instructed by a U.S. Military Veteran through a partnership with Jefferson Center for Mental Health
- Additional discussion & info: Military culture, Specific risk factors (separation stress, trauma), and Resources
MHFA-Adult & MHFA-Public Safety courses also by site’s request.
Become MHFA certified and make a difference!
As nurses and healthcare professionals, we know that physical health changes impact mental health and the other way around. Mental health challenges are more common that you might think. They affect more people than heart disease, lung disease, and cancer combined. Like with physical health issues, when we recognize the signs of a mental health problem earlier, the person has a better chance of improving their functionality and recovering with appropriate support. We are training members of our community –like you- and our staff to recognize the signs of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other mental health issues even earlier, by offering Mental Health First Aid courses.
Call (303) 698-6367 today to register!